Dan Pickering (danpickering)

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Dan Pickering

Art Student at Stafford College | Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, UK

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Currently studying Fine art at Stafford college. Street peformer at the weekend, and fire dancer as a hobby. 

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maisie gif

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Shire Hall Gallery

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Shire Hall Gallery

Shire Hall Gallery

The shire hall gallery is currently displaying a gallery with various types of work, which is interesting as it allowed me to view many ways work can be presented. As you moved through the gallery, themes would become apparant, for example all life drawing and sculpture were displayed together, with larger work central on the gallery wall, and smaller work complimenting it at the side. The use of this technique drew the viewer to each wall but also balanced out the overall gall..

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The World Within Our Minds Art Project 2012

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The World Within Our Minds Art Project 2012

 A project exploring the strange and dark world that is our imagination and mind, dealing with mental illnesses and dreams and nightmares. 

Split Personality - Scanned Faces and Photoshop

Paranoid - Photoshop Work

Mushroom Pattern Work- Various Paper and Acetate

Pattern Work - Colouring pencils and Photoshop.

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26th Apr

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Modern Worship Art Project 2013

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Modern Worship Art Project 2013

Stained Glass Window Jesus - Spray Paint, Plastic, Card

Big Mac Stained Glass Window - Stencil, collage, Spray Paint

What Controls The World  - Photocopied images, Mountboard

McAngel - Mcdonalds Packaging, Stencils, Paint

Jesus Vs The Media - Magazine cuttings and Jehovah witness leaflet collaged

Jesus Vs The Media Stained Glass - Papercut card, Spay painted Plastic.

Shopping Bag Stained Glass - Papercut Card, Plastic Shopping bags

Saint Ronald

Branded Window Concept Art -Paint and Felt Tip Pen

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26th Apr

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Animation And Projection Work

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Animation And Projection Work

Stained Glass Window Animation Piece

  These animations and projections are part of the Modern Worship Art Project.

Scream Animation

 

Girl Animation

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25th Apr

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Morris Dancing Stop Motion

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Morris Dancing Stop Motion

Stop Motion Video Made in 2010 during a Black Pig Border Morris Dance out. 

Still From Video

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25th Apr

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Nightmare Manor Halloween Party

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Nightmare Manor Halloween Party

During October 2012 I transformed a house into 'Nightmare Manor' creating sculptures, flyers, various props, and utilizing lighting to produce a unique and captivating Halloween party.

Boogies Abode - Inspired by oogie boogie in Tim Burtons Nightmare Before Christmas, this room was transformed into a Ultra Violet Bar, complete with Glow in the dark and UV drinks and decorations.

Nightmare Manor Invitation

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25th Apr

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Performance

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Performance

Aswell as creating art, I also perform in my spare time, mostly as part of a morris dance group called Black Pig Border Morris which I have been a part of for 4 years now. We've performed at various events including Rochester Sweeps, Rock and Bike festival,  and Acoustic Festival Of Britain. I have also stilt walked as part of this side, and been on stage with bands such as BB Blackdog, Rammlied, and Pendulum DJ set. 

 

Black Pig Border Morris At Rochester Sweeps

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25th Apr

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Creative Self Portraits

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Creative Self Portraits

Sugar Skull Makeup and photoshop work

Poster Paints and Photoshop Work

Robot/Ice Inspired makeup -Stencils, Contact Lenses and Facepaint

Snake Boy (Freakshow Inspired) - Stencils and facepaint

Talcolm Powder And Photoshop Work

Ectasy - Explores how extreme emotion can engulf you - Water and Red Paint 

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25th Apr

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Human Traces Art Project 2012

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Human Traces Art Project 2012

This Project explores abuse within our society such as the use of drugs, drinking, conflict and even our addiction to music and idolization of celebrities.

Photo shopped image of a sculpture that at first glance looks like a pile of sick pouring from a mans mouth, but upon closer inspection is made of up food, syringes, cigarettes, guns, tapes and CD's, and various other objects. 

Photo shopped image of a sculpture that at first glance looks like a pile of sick pouring f..

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25th Apr

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The Unexplained

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The Unexplained

 Photography project exploring the things we cannot explain such as the supernatural, alien culture, and religion. 

Apparition 

Archangel 

Abduction

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25th Apr

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Steampunk Inspired Work

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Steampunk Inspired Work

Paper Collage - Book paper, Masking tap, papercut cogs, and black card.

Here I have recreated the Bog body known as the Tollund man, in my own interpration of the steampunk style - Wooden Box, Gold rings, Purple aquarium pebbles, spray paint, wooden artist model.

Edited photographs that were taken at papplewick pumping station

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24th Apr

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Ecstasy

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Final Design Refinement and Development

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Final Design Refinement and Development

Potential Plans And exploration - Collage this design using past techniques such as money stained glass window, Branded Stained Glass Window and other found techniques,

to determine and define the final outcome, which will then be combined with a 3D structure to establish a 3D light up sculpture.

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22nd Apr

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Mashmuh Experiments

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Mashmuh Experiments

Design 1

Design 1

Even though this is an interesting design the stained glass style of pattern has been lost and overall has become too busy to work into, so the next step will be to simplify the pattern to allow further development using logos and images within it. 

Design 2

 Design 2

Whilst the overall design is closer to that of stained glass windows, this pattern is still to complicated with too many shapes to work into with images. the amount of shapes need ..

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17th Apr

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Mashmuh Artist

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Mashmuh Artist

Whilst looking through images on Google of stained glass windows i came across a design which really inspired me, upon further investigation of the image i found that it had come from an rising Russian artist on deviant art who calls himself Mashmuh. Taking his inspiration from stained glass windows and architecture he creates mostly watercolor and pen drawings of elaborate patterns in his own distinctive style. I would love to experiment working in his style suppleme..

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17th Apr

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Money Stained Glass Window

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Money Stained Glass Window

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12th Apr

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Gilbert And George

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Gilbert And George

Gilbert Proesch and George Passmore are two artists that work collaboratively as a due called Gilbert And George, who are known for there garish colored graphic style, photo based artworks.  

Their large scale photo works known as 'The pictures' were originally black and white, then they were later hand painted with red and yellow touches. This technique evolved to include a range of bolder colors, the pieces occasionally being back lit, and creat..

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11th Apr

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Further Stained Glass Work

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Further Stained Glass Work

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10th Apr

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Stained Glass Jesus

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Stained Glass Jesus

After experimenting with different ways of creating stained glass window, I decided to create a more complex design, applying the techniques and materials I found worked well. 

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8th Apr

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Exploring Stained Glass

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Exploring Stained Glass

Card and Plastic bags 

Spray Painted Plastic Ultra Violet Colours 

Painted Plastic Acrylic 

Plastic Bags Without Light Shining through

Spray painted Plastic Back 

Plastic Bags Back

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8th Apr

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Jesus Paper-cut

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Jesus Paper-cut

The street artist Miso creates paper cut art and wheat pastes them onto brickwork,the use of creating the clothing of her characters from paper cut patterns inspired me and triggered an idea to use similar techniques within the robes of a religious icon such as Jesus Christ, and to use the patterns I have created which involve brands. 

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2nd Apr

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Architectural Designs

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Architectural Designs

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1st Apr

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Fencing Designs

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Fencing Designs

Initial Concept For Fencing

After exploring using commercial imagery within stained glass and tiles, I decided to expand into minor aspects of churches, here I have decided to explore fencing and gate designs. The reason for this is to investigate my theory that objects protected by screens or barriers become more significant. This concept was contrived from visiting various museums and gallery's and contemplating the use of barriers to make work seem more superior, I also found this te..

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1st Apr

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The Staircase

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They watch you sleep.

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3rd Oct

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double

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28th Mar

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Sickness

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25th Mar

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GCSE final piece

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6th Apr

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