Self-Evaluation-Course Learning Outcomes

Textiles 3: Research- Assignment 5

Gillian Morris

Student No 511388

Morris (2020) Selection of screen printed samples on cotton and linen based upon material relating and environmental fragility, disintegration and disappearance (70 x 50 cm)

Analyse, evaluate and synthesis ideas which relate to both theory and practice.

I have researched extensively regarding the context of my textile practice and my research processes. I have analysed, evaluated, and used the subsequent ideas generated, learning, and understanding gleaned from such processes to good effect. I have become more attuned to and aware of environmentally sound processes in textile practice including material production, reconstituting materials with reuse. I continue to strive to use, endorse and highlight ways of working which support the environment and reduce waste. I utilise reclaimed, repurposed, second hand and reused materials throughout my creative work and capitalise upon related imagery to promote the beauty and fragility of nature. My research process has been informed by recent research articles and significant data, government-led recommendations, specialist on-line websites, relevant research methodologies, textile design, technology and innovation periodicals, exhibitions, and others artwork as well as my own. 

Construct a written argument that informs and is informed by practical and visual investigations and is focused upon areas of personal interest.

Through a prolonged research process gathering and analysing information I have been able to complete the final draft of the 5000-word critical review and finish my 1000-word proposal to the required standard which is in keeping with my fundamental environmental beliefs concerning my textile practice, the research data, and my identity as a researcher. The suggested research methodologies including the use and interpretation of the information gleaned support the areas of personal interest under investigation. I have included a range of visual examples, images, diagrams, and models to help illustrate and make known current material making, remaking and reuse which support the environment as important core themes for my critical review and practical textile practice.

Demonstrate a coherent and detailed understanding of subject knowledge and its context, some of it will be informed by recent research into textile disciplines.

In respect to the completed research proposal and final draft of my critical review I have researched widely to increase my level of knowledge, understanding, and learning concerning material design, technology, and innovation in respect to environmental sustainability and the reduction of waste. In doing so I have kept abreast of some of the latest creative developments in material production, remaking, use and reuse so this has widened my awareness of what now constitutes materials and their respective environmental credentials for making. Alongside my practical textile work I have researched widely a range of contemporary artists including textile artists and their increased use of materials and techniques beyond the realms of traditional textiles which has both informed my research processes, my making and related thinking to aid continuous learning and development theoretically and practically. See online blog for further supporting evidence of the scale of research undertaken.

Demonstrate the use of appropriate primary and secondary sources as part of a range of research methodologies and produce a written body of work relevant to the chosen subject areas, showing skills in documentation and presentation.

I have used a range of research sources and undertaken a comprehensive critical review including the use of books, journals, articles, reviews, government reports, online sites, and documents as well as exhibitions-viewing artwork from a range of sources using reclaimed, repurposed, and reused materials including waste from plastics and textiles. From doing so I have managed to analyse, integrate and present a significant range of data concerning innovative processes within making and materials as well as reviewing the reuse of materials including plastics and textiles in a coherent way.

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