FINE ART (3D)
3 november 2014.
I chose 3D as a main project for this week. First of all because i like to work by my hands and give a smooth finish for everything and secondly because i have never tried to do the real sculpture before, so the idea "to go out" of the comfort zone sounds excitedly. We didn't have a special task or rules, just a few hours for our first sculpture. I didn't think to much about materials, everything became clear when i saw a piece of acrylic plastic on the table. Teacher showed how to use it before and explain the main features, which i found very interesting and helpful. I sharply got an idea to do my first sculpture with plastic material, because i can practice to work with a new technique and have a challenge with myself.
I always like to work with a human body in a reason of it's silken shape without any arrises. And it's interesting to develop and create something new according to women's bodies. How the new form or technique can change in a different ways something habitude. I started my research with the sculptures made of 'Aluminum Wire' and simple 'Wire' of the famous sculptors Seo Young Deok’s and Seung Mo Park.
Their human sculptures inspired me to think in different way and don't try to copy the real structure of the skin. Besides i understood that i want to do only the half of the body, because i don't have enough materials and time to do something huge. I was thinking about foil too, so i can use the reflection of the light and play easily with the form, furthermore foil looks like a metal or aluminum as in Seung Mo Park's works, which can be presentably.
1.1 Seo Young Deok’s (left) sculptures capture is the anxieties of the modern human and especially the anxieties of the younger generation.
Seung Mo Park (right) reated these amazing crafted figurative wire sculptures made with tightly wrapped layers of aluminum wires. His each sculptures in his Human series of sculptures presents a realistic human body including hair, wrinkles and cloth folds. Each piece of his wire sculpture is uniformly composed by aluminium wires.
Through my work, i want to expose today’s reality with all its problems and pitfalls. But how can i do this, using only piece of plastic?
I started to work with the shape of the body. This sculpture wouldn't have a gender class, so every person can wearing it and see through their life and experience. I wanted to make the shape very simple, but recognizable, because after small research i understood that people like something crazy, but they wouldn't buy it or have a wish to see it again, then something simple, tidy and minimalistic will catch the attention.
4 november 2014
Today started from different task. In group of 4 we were trying to create a sculpture according to the "covering" technique, which was very stressful because of limited time. After the brainstorming we ventured to go downstairs and play with the light and projector, because 'shadow' is about hiding the real object, so dark or light can cover the body and made the specific shape on the wall. We picked vinyl bag with us just in case
In the beginning everything was indefinitely, we got only projector, iPad, vinyl bag, very small white room and no idea how to mix it, so we concluded to get as much experiments as possible and after choose a final piece. We started with the "light experiments", where someone stood along the wall and other project the light on him. Then one girl from our team clothed a vinyl bag, thuswise she can see projecting details inside of the bag.
Everything what we projected to the wall was easy and clearly to see inside of the bag, that's why we decided to translate a BBC news or youtube videos about war, so all people who will wearing this vinyl bag will see terrible pictures of nowadays reality and feel captivity at the same time. The main idea that 'You can see horrible things in the world, but you can't do anything, because you are prisoner of this system'.
When it was last 15 minutes, we found another way of using covering technique. We translated the white light on the wall so that you can see only body silhouette and black shadow. The girl from our team stent very close to projector so i can take a video of the process. It was small performance, she was trying to break forth from the vinyl bag, as a symbol of 'freedom', other words 'you are not the prisoner of the system and can run out when ever you want'.
1.1 Process of brain storming
1.3 Final piece
1.5 Final piece
In this project i was trying to reflect such a serious topic as "LOVE" . This sculpture has no female gender so it could be anyone, doesn't meter man or woman. When you love someone you are starting blossom like a flower under the sun (so now its clearly to understand the meaning of the "flower" body), then you open your soul and show the heartfelt feelings which are clean and clear. Loving person feels more and less analyze, their thoughts are honest to God, that is why the "face" of this body is translucent.
But as more you love, as weaker become, it symbolize the hole in the center (which is heart in my mind). I think that vulnerable spot of every human is heart... Anyway you are very strong if someone loves you and very weak if only you fall in love, so i hope that in this sculpture everyone will see something close to their mood and mind, because it seems to happen with everyone.
In conclusion i want to say, that if i had more time i will try to work with different material, maybe with glass or wood, because it's really easy to break my final work, foil is not very strong material and i understood that it's better to use it for drafts not for final work. You have to be very accurate and attentive otherwise you will destroy everything and it's hard to glue the levels because of it's sandy foundation, so next time only durable base!!!!
6 november 2014
Yesterday, during 3 D workshop tutorial, i saw lots of new materials which can be useful for the future projects. Teacher showed different kinds of using working machines, it was very helpful to discover a new techniques of acrylic cutting, because i really want to continue developing my skills in it.
I've already done at home a huge research about 'acrylic' in high fashion and was amazed about big and active market. It was surpassingly for me to find so much information and pictures of the famous jewelry artists and their works. In fact acrylic is very popular nowadays, and i think it could be value to try it and use in today's project.
I went to the university workshop and tried to find an interesting color for my future jewelry. I fall in love with the red neon color (it looked so defiantly and bright), so i bought it and started drawing and analyzing character sketches which came in my mind. The first what i saw was the Italian flower "omelia", which looks like rose, but different at the same time. I found the picture of "omelia" in internet and was very inspired by that nature wonderful creation, so i started to sketch different ideas and shapes in my sketch book.
The working process was very interesting, but i did everything at the first time, so before making the final piece i got a lot of drafts. First of all i thought about acrylic sculpture of the flower, but then decided that it's very simple afterwords starting to think about accessorize. I'v got and idea to make a head accessorize, then a hat, but i didn't have enough time for everything, so the goal to create and make a jewelry seemed very lucky.
After quick brain storming and outline drawings i started to work with acrylic plastic. I've got an idea to create 3 leveled accessorize which can transform and be wearied separate as well.
The whole process was very interesting and exiting, every minute i got a new model which i can develop and change just by using a Fan Circulated Oven. Because when acrylic is warm you can make with it any form you want.
1.2 Acrylic accessorize in high fashion
What is ACRYLIC?
Acrylic is a clear plastic that closely resembles glass but has many advantages, making it in excellent substitute in many applications.
Compared to glass, acrylic is:
- Lighter in weight by half
- Stronger and more impact resistant
- Offers better insulating properties
- More transparent
Acrylic does have two main disadvantages compared to glass: it’s more expensive and it can melt and burn if exposed to a direct flame. Because it doesn’t transfer heat well, special care needs to be taken when working with acrylic to avoid creating heat, which may cause stress that can lead to crazing.
1.3 Antony Gormley is best known for his works that utilize casts of his own body, explored the body as a place rather than an object. His works always takes us into a new zone of structural complexity while at the same time evoking the body as an open space of possibility connected with the earth as well as space at large.
1.5 Final piece
Today i didn't have much time for my project, because i waste a lot of time trying to understand how cut my shape very gentle. Besides for this project i learnt a lot about technique side of cutting. Acrylic comes with a protective masking on both sides. So i need to keep the masking on for as long as possible throughout the fabrication process to protect the finish. I found several ways to cut acrylic. One method is to use a table saw, preferably with a carbide-type blade with 10 teeth per inch. Acrylic can also be cut with a CNR router, a CO2 laser or a water jet. Each cutting method can create a different edge finish. I can choose a saw blade that is designed for cutting acrylic. The blade’s teeth should be fine, of the same height, evenly spaced, with little or no set.
I hope that tomorrow i will finish my idea with a human body and finally use the foil as a main material, so the glass shape could be a good base. And of course i need to do my home research about different styles, structures and ideas of famous sculptors.
1.2 "Covering" in fashion
PROJECT 1 (DAY 2)
After the quick experiment with "covering" technique i progress to work with my first project from yesterday lesson. I got a new research about materials for my glassy sculpture and decided to use a foil, because i didn't have ability to work in a workshop and use metal or aluminium and foil is chipper and looks very similar, especially on photos.
I was inspired by Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park who created an amazing crafted figurative wire sculptures made with tightly wrapped layers of aluminum wires. His each sculptures in his Human series of sculptures presents a realistic human body including hair, wrinkles and cloth folds, which catch my attention. I like to work with the structure of the small details and have experiments with reflection, so his aluminum sculptures inspired me to work with the foil.
By the way i found another artist, who gave an idea about future shape of my sculpture - Gavin Worth and her Kaleidoscopic-Paper-Sculptures. The most beautiful for me was her "flower" artwork, i liked the labyrinth shape, which looks like a funnel and it looks very beautiful with lots of colors.
1.3 Kaleidoscopic-Paper-Sculptures by Gavin Worth’s
It was unusual to create a body shape by using foil, but material was very comfort to use and i didn't have any serious problems with it. When i started create an outline of the body i didn't recognize what it could be, everything became clear when i finished my experiments.
1.6 Gavin Worth's wire sculpture
1.1 Accessorize made of acrylic plastic
1.3 Necklace transformer
1.4 Final piece