M.Comar

Hi I'm M.Comar 😀

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Michelle Comar is a multi-media, multi-medium artist.

Which is to say that she has many talents across a broad spectrum of artistic mediums including illustration, murals, stencils, paint, printing, sculpting non-traditional materials, ceramics, textiles, photography and computer art, including creating videos and gifs.
Recently moving into 3D printing, laser cutting and etching and CNC milling. As well as web site development. 

Mindful of sustainability, recycling and upcycling within her artistic projects.

She is open to commissions and can be reached via the contact us page on this website or her own.

She is responsible for the website development you see across our pages and has a co-opted role on our committee as Digital Groundskeeper.

Lending her knowledge to background paperwork and data storage, assisting us in recording our network links, which we aim to build a publicly accessible directory from shortly with her help (pending funding).

She has also developed our logo for a variety of branded paperwork and our website:

Wyth-Waste-Warrior-logo-vector-with-shading-no background--Michelle-Comar
M.Comar designed charter seal

Mostly self-taught until entering a 2-year Foundation Degree in Contemporary Art Practice (L4&5) with Manchester College / UCENMcr.

Where she received “Outstanding in Show” in the Visual Art Departments 2017 End of Year Showcase, with her multi-medium collection entitled “Objectification and Exploitation” a response to Feminism in the 21st Century in light of the hashtag phenomena around #MeToo.

"Meat market" is another component of the "Objectification and Exploitation" collection
“Meat market” is another component of the “Objectification and Exploitation” collection
At M.I.F training
At M.I.F training

Her work experience during that time included training with Manchester International Festival – where she gained a City and Guilds L2 in Customers Services and a L1 in Business Administration.

She has also supported Northern Events which their Northern Contemporary Craft Fairs on 4 occasions. 

Additionally supporting L1 students to produce work for Halton Village Millennium Green, in which she was chief liaison officer across all involved parties; client, L1 and L4/5/6 students, tutors and technicians. 

Stencil produced by an L1 student during an M.Comar workshop
Stencil produced by an L1 student during an M.Comar workshop
Working out the sizing for the kickboard fencing
Working out the sizing for the kickboard fencing
Digital bee design for laser cutting based on L1 student's ideas
Digital bee design for laser cutting based on L1 student’s ideas
Digital flower design based on client request
Digital flower design based on client request
Client requested stencil for main fence panels
Client requested stencil for main fence panels
Bluebell design based on L1 stencil idea.
Bluebell design based on L1 stencil idea.
M.Comar supervising L1 student, demonstrating professional practice
M.Comar supervising L1 student, demonstrating professional practice
L1 student paints kickfence using the stencils
L1 student paints kickfence using the stencils
L1 kickfence supported by L6 student
L1 kickfence supported by L6 student
L1 painted design on main fence supported by L4 student
L1 painted design on main fence supported by L4 student
M.Comar paints same flower design using same colour  palette
M.Comar paints same flower design using same colour palette
M.Comar paints bluebell design using clients selected paint  palette
M.Comar paints bluebell design using clients selected paint palette
Feedback from Halton Village Millennium visitors via their facebook page
Feedback from Halton Village Millennium visitors via their facebook page
Feedback from client specifically mentioned M.Comar as an integral part of the project management.
Feedback from client specifically mentioned M.Comar as an integral part of the project management.

In 2020 she graduated with a First Class B.A Honours Degree in Creative Media and Visual Communication (L6).

Her final project was a community collaboration in partnership with us (Wythenshawe Waste Warriors), during Covid-19 Lockdown in which she was able to produce a multi-media collection entitled “What a waste”, whilst part of a shielding household.

It examined the sculptural nature of fly tipping whilst exploring the mental and physical impact of this behaviour, involving 3 videos plus developed soundscapes and composite photography. Inspired, in part, by Steve Marland (Modern Mooch) and Hilary Jack (Turquoise Plastic Bag).

Community photographic contributions were the base for the 3 videos.
Community photographic contributions were the base for the 3 videos.
M.Comar has started "moving" these into Manchester gallery spaces.
M.Comar has started “moving” these into Manchester gallery spaces.
With 3D tech she demonstrates how the video and gallery images can physically come together at exhibition with staged furniture for an instillation
With 3D tech she demonstrates how the video and gallery images can physically come together at exhibition with staged furniture for an instillation

As an affiliated artist, she continues to work on our mapping project and has developed upon her project creating 2 additional pages for us broadening the scope and accessibility of how we can map the area. Take a look at her concepts using the following buttons:

During the course of her time at Uni she effectively established her “brand” across several social media platforms, having both a university blog and a professional website, as well as Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn accounts.

She also managed the promotional website for the Trophy Design Group (peer group) which made the LTE Group staff’s Outstanding Achievement Awards. It records the designs, problem-solving and methodology behind the production of 13 trophies and over 200 pin badges by the group, whilst being budget-minded and using sustainably sourced materials.

MComr trophy
MComar pin badge2
Mcomar Trophies
Mcomar award night

For marking and self promotion a project book was also produced: 

Client feedback
Client feedback

With 8 exhibitions under her belt, to date (June 2020) she has had work presented to/represented at The Cumbrian Tourist Board, Northenden Hive, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Nexus Café, Manchester Museum, and Rogue Gallery.

  • Hardworking, digital whizz

    We at Wythenshawe Waste Warriors are thrilled to have Michelle as an affiliated artist.

    As part of her final year on a Bachelor of Art course, we facilitated a community collaboration.

    Through the power of technology, they were able to work together during the Lockdown period (March – May) of Covid-19.

    Our team were able to produce pictures of the waste we have cleared over our 2 years and Michelle worked to explore these as “humanised sculptures”.

    Her uni blog for the project “What a waste”, records such things as how we perceive 2D images and know that they are 3 dimensional objects, and how to map our area through video and sound recordings.

    Michelle’s hard work during this strange academic year, earned her a 1st with honours! – WELL DONE! 🎉


    We look forward to working with her on her plans to extend this project, staging the fly-tipped sculptures in galleries via the power of Photoshop. The plans she made for the physical exhibition of the work was interesting too. I’m thrilled to see her offer more work with the community video and soundscape mapping.

     

    All our leads were impressed and offered Michelle the affiliation with us, we are supporting her by promoting her in the local area for commissions and workshops, which may come to fruition.

    Whilst a member of a shielding household she has also offered a small amount of hours towards working on our website, we recognised what she has been able to achieve in these dedicated hours by voting and offering her a co-opted committee place as “Digital Grounds Keeper”. She is a whizz on the computer!

     

    The future for both parties looks set to blossom! 😀

    Hardworking, digital whizz
    John-Paul Coe
    Chairman
    Wythenshawe Waste Warriors

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