Nick Gentry is born in 1980 in Britain. He is known for his recycled materials to produce his art pieces. His most well known are using old floppy disks and negatives. He is heavily influenced by society and identity and at the same time, technology. He is also known for his transparency/translucent works.
I like his art style because I think it is more interesting than just printing on plain paper. He inspired me to play with acetate , transparencies and translucent materials in the project such as masking tapes, tissue paper and tracing paper. This enabled me to create imageries of being trapped behind a screen.
Another thing he loves to do is to create images on light boxes and mount them on walls. He especially chooses material that has transparent values like x-rays and film negatives. I love the way he chooses to do this; it gives the x-rays and film negatives a different look and feel than without the lighting. He is bringing in the view that is not too often seen.
Inspired by the Gif of the moving animals within the frame, I decided to try making my own frame and box. So that my images are also within the frame. I decided I liked this idea a lot and made a cube. I decided to stick the image onto this concertina.
Suddenly i thought how the image can only be shown on one side so if i folded it, the images won’t all be seen. so then I tried to use acetate paper instead and cut another square within the frame so the image can be seen through both ways. (pic 1-acetate within 2 frames)
I liked this since you can see through both ways and no mater what way it folds, Imagery can be seen
After seeing the animal flip book (gif 1) I decided to explore the possibility of using something similar for my illustration of my photos. This gave me the idea to try my own concertina flip book. Although I do not have the ability or resource to create 3D effect, I can replace the images with a translucent effect by using accetate tracing paper.
I started playing with the forms of concertina and thinking about the shape which most represents being trapped.