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William Morris

William Morris is a British activist who worked created work as a poet, textile designer, novelist, and translator in the 1800s. He was an important member of The Arts and Crafts Movement. He helped revived the traditional British methods of textile arts and methods of production. His home, the Red House, London, was co-designed by Morris and Phillip Webb in the 1859 and 1860. It is now one of the most important examples of British 1800s architecture. This was Morris’s first dive into independent architecture.

After this he began the Firm, a company co-created by five other artists of the time. The goal of the company was to reintroduce decoration as a fine art. The group sought to return completely to medieval gothic methods of craft mans ship. They worked to erase elitism over their work along with generating work that was affordable for people. By 1875, Morris had complete control of the Firm.

He created over 600 hundred textile designs for wallpaper, textiles, and fabrics. He became a manufacturer because he wished to make his own designs.


End of Classes

As you can probably guess, the school year has finished up for me. I’m handing out a warning for all (my family and Max) my readers about the summer posts. Though there will definitely be more art posts, I will be posting about artists I am researching. One of my teachers from foundations suggested I go on an art history exploration and that is what I plan to do.

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MakeLab Final

This piece is about the continuation of time, specifically the days I wrote in my diary. I left space in between the days I did not write in my diary to show the time lost. I tried to express and enhance the abscence by adding texture. It also shows the manifestation of my anxiety. Usually when I get anxious or am under stress I forget or avoid doing my dairy and this shows how much that ends up affecting me.

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Doing my best

This was one of my most frustrating projects. We were told to work for an hour on a sculpture, then draw it for and hour. We then repeated that four more times.

Because I was doing homework for my Thursday/Friday class most of last week, I was only able to work on it over the weekend. I was really burnt out and this project was a struggle. I had no ideas for the sculptures and that made me more frustrated when working on the drawings. I think the idea of the project was interesting but I do not think I work well under such a vague prompt and a controlled time table.