Irina Lepsa

Art & Design (Foundation Entry)

About me

During my studies at UCLan I have developed my practice immensely. However, the most significant development for me has been the specialism. At the beginning of this year I thought I would be doing interior design, but I realised quite quickly that this didn’t suit me. Working with 3D making reminded me of how experimental I can be as an artist – that I can continue to find new ways of creating art even in my degree. My most important projects were Wrapping and In the City. They gave me a renewed sense of curiosity and openness to 3D art and craft. The work completed this year facilitated my entry in my BA and were the cornerstones for my new portfolio. I look forward to gaining even more experience in this field.

The project Wrapping was my first taste into truly experimental 3D making. I developed raw ideas in 3D first, unlike other projects where I drew my concepts beforehand. I enjoyed working with wire and stones that I found. The project In the City was amazing too. I made my own door from scratch. I had the opportunity to work with tools that were new and to develop concepts from 2D to 3D. The end photographs became the final pieces. The Chairs project was a chance to make usable art. Still conceptual, but involved more practical, woodworking skills.

wrapping

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wrapping

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in the city

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in the city

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in the city

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in the city

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in the city

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chairs

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chairs

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chairs

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Keywords: 3D, wood, conceptual, craft, development, nature, inspiration