Top Arts 2017

Folio: Morgan Trencher – VCE Studio Arts

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 1

Preparation of an exploration proposal and work plan that formulates the content and parameters of an individual studio process

Morgan has completed a comprehensive, highly detailed exploration proposal (See current study design for current suggested word limit). Morgan has provided detailed evidence of how she will develop her studio process. She has described the focus and subject matter she will explore throughout this process: investigating and creating biomorphic/organic abstractions using unconventional materials and linking her interest in art and science.
The idea of the Wunderkammer informs her direction – the idea of creating a scientific collection.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 1

There is detailed explanation of subject matter to be developed and communicated:

I will be creating three-dimensional objects, sculptural pieces and two-dimensional works on paper, incorporating photographs, which invoke the feeling of a ‘scientific collection’ including biological specimens, artefacts and items of curiosity.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 1

She uses sophisticated terminology to discuss how she will create works that will link aesthetically to the ideas she has described:

I want the feel of my work to be fragile, delicate, confronting, textural, tactile and curious but still graphic and simple. This will be done via aesthetic choices exploring scale, dimension, mutation, pattern and through the choice of unconventional or biological materials.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 1

There is insightful discussion about how she will use her selected materials and techniques, and how these will support the ideas that she is outlining:

My works will incorporate materials such as cotton, hair and string-like materials that I believe will add delicacy and fragility to my objects. Wax can be used as a bonding agent and is also aesthetically beautiful when materials such as hair or ink are added to it before or after it dries.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 1

Morgan discusses various conceptual possibilities that are relevant to her subject matter and art forms:

I am interested in incorporating the use of microscopes and magnification, looking at materials at a smaller level, once again bringing science and art together.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 1

There is sophisticated use of art terminology and she is able to discuss the ideas that she will explore throughout the studio process.

I am particularly drawn to biomorphic and organic abstractions. These are terms used to describe abstract art forms that are often found in the natural world.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 1

Morgan’s work plan provides a clear explanation of how her individual studio process will be structured and is referenced throughout the process with the additions and retractions outlined on the plan.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 1

Morgan’s work plan provides a clear explanation of how her individual studio process will be structured and is referenced throughout the process with the additions and retractions outlined on the plan.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 1

Morgan’s work plan provides a clear explanation of how her individual studio process will be structured and is referenced throughout the process with the additions and retractions outlined on the plan.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 2

Interpretation of and response to sources of inspiration to explore and develop ideas, techniques and processes throughout the studio process

Morgan clearly shows in her design process a highly informative, detailed and carefully documented investigation of sources of inspiration and very clear documentation of personal imagery and its exploration in a visual diary.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 2

Interpretation of and response to sources of inspiration to explore and develop ideas, techniques and processes throughout the studio process

Morgan clearly shows in her design process a highly informative, detailed and carefully documented investigation of sources of inspiration and very clear documentation of personal imagery and its exploration in a visual diary.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 2

She provided detailed and relevant citations, comprehensive and insightful interpretation and response to a wide range of sources of inspiration that led to extensive exploration and development of ideas, techniques and processes throughout her studio process.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 2

She provided detailed and relevant citations, comprehensive and insightful interpretation and response to a wide range of sources of inspiration that led to extensive exploration and development of ideas, techniques and processes throughout her studio process.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 2

She provided detailed and relevant citations, comprehensive and insightful interpretation and response to a wide range of sources of inspiration that led to extensive exploration and development of ideas, techniques and processes throughout her studio process.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 3

Development of individual and personal subject matter, conceptual possibilities and aesthetic qualities in the studio process as discussed in the exploration proposal

In these images we can see that Morgan has developed highly creative and insightful approaches in the sequential development of a range of aesthetic and conceptual ideas and subject matter. These are comprehensively documented in her visual diary.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 3

Development of individual and personal subject matter, conceptual possibilities and aesthetic qualities in the studio process as discussed in the exploration proposal

In these images we can see that Morgan has developed highly creative and insightful approaches in the sequential development of a range of aesthetic and conceptual ideas and subject matter. These are comprehensively documented in her visual diary.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 3

Morgan has comprehensively explored and developed thoughtful exploration that progressively develops her individual and personal ideas and subject matter. Her studio process demonstrates the progressive development of her personal imagery as described in her exploration proposal.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 3

There is clear evidence of her progressive development of aesthetic and conceptual ideas that have a very strong relationship to what is outlined in her exploration proposal.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 4

Exploration of art elements and art principles, materials and techniques to communicate individual ideas and demonstrate aesthetic qualities

Throughout Morgan’s studio process she consistently undertakes creative exploration and development in the use of materials, techniques and aesthetic qualities relevant to her ideas. This is demonstrated in an extensive investigation throughout the studio process.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 4

Exploration of art elements and art principles, materials and techniques to communicate individual ideas and demonstrate aesthetic qualities

Throughout Morgan’s studio process she consistently undertakes creative exploration and development in the use of materials, techniques and aesthetic qualities relevant to her ideas. This is demonstrated in an extensive investigation throughout the studio process.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 4

There is evidence of effective use of visual language and written documentation – that demonstrates how a range of art elements and art principles communicate aesthetic qualities related to ideas and subject matter – throughout the imagery and annotations in her visual diary.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 4

Morgan demonstrates consistent and progressive development of a very high level of skill in the use of materials and techniques, showing sensitivity to and awareness and understanding of, particular aesthetic qualities and characteristics of her chosen materials.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 5

Documentation of exploratory and developmental work, including the clarification of ideas through the development, identification and evaluation of potential directions

Morgan shows comprehensive and highly informative annotations that document the identification, analysis and evaluation of the use of aesthetic qualities and techniques throughout the studio process. She uses these detailed annotations to clarify her individual ideas throughout her visual diary.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 5

Documentation of exploratory and developmental work, including the clarification of ideas through the development, identification and evaluation of potential directions

Morgan shows comprehensive and highly informative annotations that document the identification, analysis and evaluation of the use of aesthetic qualities and techniques throughout the studio process. She uses these detailed annotations to clarify her individual ideas throughout her visual diary.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 5

In these images you can see that Morgan has very clearly identified of a range of potential directions that provide substantial written and visual material on which future artworks will be developed and refined.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 5

There is clear identification of potential directions that are evaluated both visually and in writing, demonstrating effective, creative and innovative approaches in the communication of the concepts and ideas expressed in her exploration proposal.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 6

Use of selected and evaluated potential directions in the development and refinement of artworks

These images show comprehensive evidence of the use of the potential directions as the basis for the development of finished artworks.
Morgan has provided very strong evidence of creative and comprehensive development and resolution of ideas and subject matter from the potential directions in the finished artworks.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 6

Use of selected and evaluated potential directions in the development and refinement of artworks

These images show comprehensive evidence of the use of the potential directions as the basis for the development of finished artworks.
Morgan has provided very strong evidence of creative and comprehensive development and resolution of ideas and subject matter from the potential directions in the finished artworks.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 6

Her refinement and application of art elements and principles, materials and techniques from the potential directions is evident in her finished artworks.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 6

These images show clear evidence of the development and refinement of potential directions that very clearly realise and communicate the ideas expressed in Morgan’s exploration proposal and her finished artworks.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 7

Application of materials and techniques appropriate to the selected art forms and use of their inherent characteristics

Morgan shows consistent and highly skillful application of materials and techniques in the development, refinement and presentation of her finished art works supporting the strong resolution of ideas and aesthetic qualities.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 7

These images show a thorough understanding of and sensitivity to the inherent characteristics and application of materials and techniques in selected art forms throughout the studio process.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 7

The skillful and appropriate use of relevant materials, techniques and methods of presentation demonstrates an insightful understanding of the art forms that Morgan has selected for her final works.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 7

Morgan has used aesthetic qualities to support the successful communication of ideas in the finished artworks.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 7

Her highly skilled application of art elements and art principles contributes towards the resolution of aesthetic qualities in the finished artworks as seen in these images and discussed in her evaluation.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 7

The aesthetic qualities evident in the finished artworks contribute to a highly creative and innovative interpretation of subject matter.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 8

Demonstration and resolution of aesthetic qualities in relation to the communication and realisation of ideas in finished artworks

Morgan’s use of aesthetic qualities provides strong support for the successful communication of ideas in the finished artworks.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 8

Her highly skilled application of art elements and art principles contributes towards the resolution of aesthetic qualities in the finished artworks as seen in this image and discussed in her evaluation.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 8

The aesthetic qualities evident in the finished artworks contribute towards a highly creative and innovative interpretation of subject matter.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 9

Demonstration of the cohesive relationship between at least two finished artworks and their methods of presentation

Morgan’s finished artworks show a strong relationship, illustrating consistency in related concepts. Each artwork contributes to the presentation of a highly cohesive body of artworks.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 9

Demonstration of the cohesive relationship between at least two finished artworks and their methods of presentation

Morgan’s finished artworks show a strong relationship, illustrating consistency in related concepts. Each artwork contributes to the presentation of a highly cohesive body of artworks.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 9

Her finished artworks are very clearly connected through the effective depiction of subject matter, the use of strong and consistent aesthetic qualities, and the application of materials and techniques.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 9

Morgan’s finished artworks are highly sophisticated in their presentation, insightfully communicating cohesive ideas.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 10

Written documentation that evaluates and reflects on the studio process.

Morgan’s presentation of visual and written documentation includes a comprehensive description and discussion of the subject matter and focus of the finished artworks.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 10

Written documentation that evaluates and reflects on the studio process.

Morgan’s presentation of visual and written documentation includes a comprehensive description and discussion of the subject matter and focus of the finished artworks.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 10

She provides comprehensive discussion and evaluation of how the potential directions contributed to the development and refinement of artworks. Highly effective use of visual evidence of potential directions in the discussion.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 10

This second work consists of three-dimensional sculptures and two-dimensional works on paper. I created a series of hair sculptures and ink drawings which will be presented alongside A2 photos of the sculptures. These sculptures are smaller than the photographs to play with scale. My original idea was to only present the enlarged photos as part of my final work as I like the idea of viewers never seeing the physical piece and therefore the difference in scale.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 10

My work this year has also looked beyond science and explored the beauty of using organic bodily materials such as bones and hair as art materials to enhance the sense of the peculiar in my work and thereby creating new interpretations of these items. I have created an interconnectedness between my three final works that relate and connect in different ways depending on the materials used, techniques applied and the aesthetic qualities each work holds.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 10

She has provided highly reflective discussion and analysis using appropriate terminology , of how ideas have been communicated and realised in all of the finished artworks.