My piece is called karma as it fits in with the body character and identity brief, not only that, but it also shows people what we are doing to the environment. I have created a maquette alongside 2 sequential illustrations in the form of A3 comics.
The concept of my creature is our effect on the ocean through pollution depicted onto a human while also being mutated by the sea. By showing the effects on a human I aim to sympathies with the audience on the severity of the problem. I have looked at work by David Attenborough and Mandy Barker to help further my knowledge on the effect pollution has on our oceans and add more details to my piece.
I made my creature using cosclay, shells and milliput and I used different tools to get the desired detail of the different features. Changing my techniques and tools throughout making my piece shows that I have thought carefully about my desired effect and how I want to execute my work. Watering down acrylic paints allowed me to build up the colours and add shading to my creature naturally and keep the colours vibrant. I used contrasting colours of dull and vibrant shades to show life and death throughout my piece.
The main problems I faced were with the coral falling off and the neck snapping. I originally didn’t have the octopus tentacles in my work but added these when the neck had snapped to fill the space and I reinforced the coral pieces. My target audience is aimed towards people who are willing to make the environment a better place for new generation of the future.