Top Arts 2017

Folio: Ruby Marchese – 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

Ruby has completed a comprehensive, highly detailed exploration proposal. (Please refer to current study design for word limit) Ruby has been able to provide detailed evidence of how she will to develop her studio process. She has described the focus and subject matter she will explore throughout this process.

Her plan provides clear explanation of how her individual studio process will be structured and is referenced throughout the process by the additions and retractions outlined on the plan.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 1

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

I am mainly looking to explore security in nature with organic forms, and how there is a big difference between manmade security and naturally occurring security. I will show this with the experimentation and use of organic materials combined with more mechanical materials and forms such as locks and safes, as well as contained spaces.

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 am aiming to create detailed, textural, thought-provoking art that challenges our ideas and understanding about what it means to have security and to be secure. I will be focused on organic forms of security in nature using my illustration skills with simple graphite media.

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.

Assemblage would be an effective way of exploring security in relation to natural security such as cocoons and nests, with the flexibility to use different materials, as well as incorporating my drawing skills.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 1

Ruby discusses various conceptual possibilities that are relevant to her subject matter and art forms.

I’d like to look into the decaying of natural forms of security, and how this represents the breaking down of safety.

Unit 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 2

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

Ruby clearly shows in her design process 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 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 2

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

Ruby clearly shows in her design process 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 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 2

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

Ruby clearly shows in her design process 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 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 2

She has provided detailed and relevant citations, comprehensive and insightful interpretations and responses to a wide range of sources of inspiration that lead to an extensive exploration and development of ideas, techniques and processes throughout her studio process.

Unit 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 2

She has provided detailed and relevant citations, comprehensive and insightful interpretations and responses to a wide range of sources of inspiration that lead to an extensive exploration and development of ideas, techniques and processes throughout her studio process.

Unit 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 2

She has provided detailed and relevant citations, comprehensive and insightful interpretations and responses to a wide range of sources of inspiration that lead to an 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 you can see that Ruby has developed highly creative and insightful approaches in the sequential development of a range of aesthetic and conceptual ideas and subject matter, which 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 you can see that Ruby has developed highly creative and insightful approaches in the sequential development of a range of aesthetic and conceptual ideas and subject matter, which are comprehensively documented in her visual diary.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 3

She 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

She 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 the progressive development of aesthetic and conceptual ideas that have a very strong relationship to what Ruby outlined in her exploration proposal.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 3

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

Unit 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 4

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

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

Unit 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 4

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

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

Unit 1 – 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 the aesthetic qualities related to ideas and subject matter throughout her imagery and annotations in her visual diary.

Unit 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 4

Ruby 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 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 4

Ruby 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 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 5

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

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

Unit 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 5

In these images, it can be seen that Ruby has very clearly identified a range of potential directions that provide substantial written and visual material from which future artworks will be developed and refined.

Unit 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 5

In these images, it can be seen that Ruby has very clearly identified a range of potential directions that provide substantial written and visual material from which future artworks will be developed and refined.

Unit 1 – 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 concepts and ideas expressed in her exploration proposal.

Unit 1 – 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 concepts and ideas expressed in her exploration proposal.

Unit 1 – 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 concepts and ideas expressed in her exploration proposal.

Unit 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 6

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

Images show comprehensive evidence of the use of the potential directions as the basis for the development of finished artworks.

Ruby has provided very strong evidence of her creative and comprehensive development and resolution of ideas and subject matter from the potential directions in the finished artworks.

Unit 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 6

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

Images show comprehensive evidence of the use of the potential directions as the basis for the development of finished artworks.

Ruby has provided very strong evidence of her creative and comprehensive development and resolution of ideas and subject matter from the potential directions in the finished artworks.

Unit 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 6

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

Unit 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 6

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

Unit 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 6

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

Unit 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 6

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

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 7

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

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

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 7

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

Ruby shows consistent and highly skillful application of materials and techniques in the development, refinement and presentation of her finished art works, that supports 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

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

These images reveal skillful and appropriate use of relevant materials, techniques and methods of presentation demonstrating an insightful understanding of the selected art forms that Ruby has selected for her final works.

Unit 3 – SAT 1 – Criterion 8

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

Ruby has used aesthetic qualities to provide 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 these images 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 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 9

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

Ruby has created a strong, cohesive relationship between the finished artworks, illustrating consistency in related concepts. Each artwork contributes to the development and presentation of this cohesive relationship.

Unit 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 9

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

Ruby has created a strong, cohesive relationship between the finished artworks, illustrating consistency in related concepts. Each artwork contributes to the development and presentation of this cohesive relationship.

Unit 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 9

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

Ruby has created a strong, cohesive relationship between the finished artworks, illustrating consistency in related concepts. Each artwork contributes to the development and presentation of this cohesive relationship.

Unit 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 9

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

Unit 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 9

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

Unit 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 9

Ruby’s finished artworks are highly sophisticated in their presentation to insightfully communicate ideas.

Unit 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 10

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

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

My first Potential Direction, an illustration of the gradual disintegration of a cocoon, provided the inspiration, technique, aesthetic and art form for my first artwork, which is a book depicting the decaying process of a cocoon. This illustration is strongly reflected in my final work, in which I have created a series of nine illustrations of a disintegrating cocoon within a handmade book, achieving a sense of a story being told and also containment inside the book.

Unit 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 10

Documentation is clear and comprehensive. Her evaluation uses appropriate terminology of how finished artworks were refined and presented, how relationships between them were established and how materials, techniques and aesthetic qualities have been applied to communicate and resolve ideas.

The whimsical, delicate and organic aesthetic qualities communicated my ideas of the illusion of security and the decay of natural symbols of security and the use of natural materials such as human hair, plant fibres, cotton, muslin, paper, coffee and linen thread also realised and resolved these ideas.

Unit 1 – SAT 1 – Criterion 10

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

The process in which I created this book, began with cutting the selected cold-pressed 250 gsm paper to size, creating a template for the positioning of each drawing, and illustrating each cocoon separately on each page. Squares of muslin were then cut to size and glued.