Surfaces for Art GCSE

Ella T-R
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Ella T-R
Created by Ella T-R almost 6 years ago


Mind Map on Surfaces for Art GCSE, created by Ella T-R on 06/04/2015.

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Surfaces for Art GCSE
1 Reflective surfaces
1.1 glass and mirrors, tile, windows, CD/DVDs
1.1.1 fragmented, concave or convex, broken, distorted
1.2 metals
1.2.1 kitchen implements, vehicle bumpers, buildings


  • Labour & Wait, Shoreditch
1.2.2 silver, gold, titanium, copper
1.3 water, lakes, puddles, ponds, rain, rivers, ice, the sea
1.4 refractive, crystals, prisms
1.5 scales
2 Decaying, weathered, textured surfaces
2.1 Decay in the city
2.1.1 empty buildings, torn posters, street rubbish
2.1.2 abandoned buildings, outhouses, factories, barns, sheds, greenhouses
2.1.3 burnt out buildings, ruins, scrapyards, charred remains, twisted/rusting metal
2.1.4 ecological succession in cities
2.2 Erosion by water, wind or sea
2.2.1 beaches, stones, shells, cliffs, detritus, sand
2.2.2 landscape shaped and formed by the elements floods and droughts mountains, hills, farmland, waterfalls, rivers
3 Surface tension
3.1 broken by swimmer, unbroken by things like pond skaters, water droplets
3.2 high wire, guitar strings, bungee
3.3 relationships, families, individuals, opposing groups
3.4 Reasons


  • Emotions create surface tension through worry, grief or disappointment. World events creat surface tension between individuals and groups/
4 Broken or contrasting surfaces
4.1 torn, tattered, ripped, folded, pleated, crushed


4.2 cut, slashed, burst, revealing inner contents
4.3 cracked paint, revealing layers of colour, metal, wood and plastic
4.4 tattooed and pierced body surfaces
4.5 natural and man-made surfaces juxtaposed, surfaces intertwined, plant forms, creepers, ivy, steel, glass, wood, metal, stone


5 Beneath the surface
5.1 strata formations, fissures and caverns
5.2 body
5.2.1 mind conscious, subconscious
5.3 underground rivers and lakes, forest canopies, jungles, burrows of animals
6 Patterned surfaces
6.1 regular, relief, random
6.2 natural pattern
6.3 surface decoration, irregular, linear, geometrical
6.4 optical illusions, anamorphous, interlocking patterns, mosaics
7 Common surfaces
7.1 fur, feathers, animal materials
7.2 rock, dust, grit, fibre, rope
7.3 concrete, tarmac, polystyrene, plastics
7.4 woven, denim, sacking, wool, cotton, canvas
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