We started a new project this week and boy! how i was so annoyed and frustrated by the pulling of the strings and putting the needle into the thread! Just kidding, it was still kinda fascinating to see the patterns and planes that form while creating interesting weaving techniques.
Although my study models failed terriblyThis one had the greater success rate out of the rest
All of these are still in their experimental stages so I’m pretty much hopeful that the actual model would turn out great!
Yess! Finally got an inspiration from this picture.
With this design in mind, i started working on the layout of the plastic sheet, which eventually looked something like this…
I started off by cutting out the flaps and then making the holes.
Within the duration of the class, i managed to complete the sculpture.
I was so glad with the result despite the many times that the string screwed things up, accidentally stabbing the needle into my finger… it was all worth it.
Felt that the strings didn’t contrast well with the clear plastic sheet so i redid it, at the same time cleaning up the marker stains.
The final outcome was much more dynamic and i added a twist at the top.
I gave it some “tapered” ends so i adjust the tautness of the strings whenever the sculpture feels too slack.
I wanted to experiment with another design and i thought it turned out alright. I didn’t really like this as i felt it was more “feel up empty spaces for the sake of feeling it”.
Stay tuned for more…
YESS! Finally done with the string project!
Took out the thread connecting the top to the mid-section as i felt it was messy and redundant. The final outcome was much more simplistic and clean.
Removed the tapes
Overall, i felt that this project really played with the strings of patience and craftsmanship as precision was required to give the sculpture the tension it needs and also to ensure that the tension does not loosen.
Even though, it was difficult to come up with the design and execute it, i manged to accomplish it!
Thanks for taking the time to read through this post and hope it entertains you in some form or another!