I have decided to take my concept idea of voyageur forward as feel it is the strongest visually and narratively. Visually I am thinking about knots using ropes using the technique of macrame to create some interest samples. Narratively I am looking at the contrast between two types of voyages, calm blissful holiday sailing trips and the dangerous voyages taken by immigrants trying to find safety. I am thinking of using more clean and crisp white rope for the holiday theme look and more faded distressed rope for the immigrant voyage look.
After discussing with my tutor Rachael, I am planning on having two small sketchbooks suggesting the narrative of my two contrasting ideas, noting sights and smells that would be experienced on these voyages. Then having a main big sketchbook noting down all of my design ideas and techniques and sample ideas.