# 3D_003: In-Class Planar Construction

Hi!

So we were asked to bring an A2 size artcard for the previous 3D class. Then, keeping in mind the D-SD-SO relationship, we were told construct a model without separating any piece out of it. Basically we could cut, fold, etc etc as long as we keep the paper connected. There was a time limit of 30 minutes!

My Model: The Sweet Mountain

Personally, I really enjoy this exercise as I could explore many interesting and new ways in creating a model. It was fun and free as I could just keep on cutting and folding without having any end-model in mind.

Have a great recess week!

# 3D_003A: Individual 3D Models and 2D Sketch Analysis

Hi!

So for project 3 we learnt about planar construction. Basically we are using art card to create a model made of 3 strips of different sizes. Keeping the concept of Dominant (D), Sub-Dominant (SD) and Subordinate (SO) (posted here), we aim to obtain a dynamic flow of planar relationships in space. A plane is an element that has surface direction and slant without mass, tupes of plane:

2D Planes (characterized by their axes):
Straight axis plane: The axis moves in a straight line across the plane.
Bent axis plane: The axis moves across the surface of the plane in one direction and then shifts direction.
Curved axis plane: The edges are curved, causing the axis to curve.
Complex axis planes: The axis changes direction (infinitely) but the outer edges of the plane visually “add up” to the course of the movements of the plane.

3D Planes (characterized by their transitions in space):
Curved plane: A simple curved surface where the surface curves into more than one plane but does not twist through its transition .
Broken plane: A plane that bends in space at a hard edge through its transition.
Twisted plane: A plane that twists though its transition, shifting the axis on its surface.
Grouped planes: 3 or more planes create a group movement of gesture

So here is my three 3D Models for this planar construction (side view, top view, other view) :

MODEL 1: The Curvy Bridge

• Relationship: D is a curved axis plane, SD is a bent axis plane, and SO is a broken plane
• Method: SO is wedged to D
• Comment: The model has a complementary contrast in types of planes. Even though it looks not-so-interesting and heavy (high positive space) if seen from top, the model has a quite remarkable negative space and void shape from front view.
• Things to improve: From front view, the SD is too thick and vertically too long, making it too dominant from some angle. From top view, the direction of axis of SD and D are not distinct enough, creating some kind of high tension at the top one-third area.
Also, the area of SO is a bit too much and too dominant.
• Improvement: From front view, need to make SD thinner to reduce the activity on left side and increase the void to around two-third. Shorten the length of SD to two-third in order to change the axis direction of SD which make SD less dominant and the activity to be at the top one third only (from top view). Shorten the SO until it touches the SD only (front view) and shift it to make a smaller void (top view) with purpose of reducing the presence of SO.

MODEL 2: The Smoky Pipe

• Relationship: D is curved plane, SD is a twisted plane, and SO is a 3D broken plane.
• Method: SD is pierced through D while SO is pierced and wedged through D.
• Comment: The D, SD, SO relationship can be clearly seen. The model has good contrast in term of plane shape and proportion.
• Things to improve: The direction axis between D and SO are very similar. In term of height, the SO occupy two-third, which is too much.
The same thing happen to SD as well, making it too vertically dominant if seen from front.
• Improvement: Adjust the shape of SO to change its axis direction which also create an interesting negative space. Shorten bottom part of SO to make it occupy the top one-third only, creating less tension at the bottom part of the model. Cut off the top part of the SD, creating a just nice vertical height for it.

MODEL 3: The Insect

• Relationship: D is a broken plane, SD is a twisted plane, and SO is a twisted plane.
• Method: SD is pierced through D while SO is pierced and wedged through D.
• Comment: With contrasting plane shape and proportion, the D, SD, SO relationship is obvious and constant throughout. It also has distinct axis direction, making it looks balanced. The front view really remind me of an insect, which make it the most interesting model for me. From top, I like the negative space the D
• Things to improve: From front view, the bottom one-third looks quite low, maybe a more vertical negative space can make it more interesting and more alike to an insect feet. Also, the D is not so dominant as it vertically occupy one third only. From top view, the model looks a bit too much positive space and full as it occupy all the area, it lacks of negative space.
• Improvement: Position the both end of SD closer to make the model higher and vertically has more negative space, this will make the model more interesting. Make the D piece thicker to create a more dominant D. Shift the direction of SO to occupy to leave the left corner area empty, creating a negative space for the model to breathe.

Hope you enjoy the post!

# 3D_002: 3D Final Model and Applications

Hi!

So for 3D class I chose the improved version of my Model 1 in my previous 3D post to be my Final Model!

Photo of my Final Model:

• Relationship: Cylinder is Dominant (D), cone is Sub-Dominant (SD), and sphere is Subordinate (SO)
• Method: Wedging between SD and SO
• Proportion and Rhythm
Inherent: Sphere has the smallest diameter, around one-third of cone diameter. While the cone has diameter about one-third (~0.333) of cylinder (disk). So, the cylinder has the largest diameter.
Comparative: Cone is the greatest in mass, followed by cylinder then sphere.
Overall: Cone has a precarious balance on cylinder while the sphere is dependent on the cone.
• Comment: There was no much changes made to my Final Model. The main change is the addition of the Dominant diameter hence area of cylinder. However this small change really alter the impression of the model. At first, there was relatively high tension between axes of D and SD, and the change has significantly reduced this tension, creating an even better flow. Also, despite its precarious balance, the model looks natural and firm.

Also, this is the 2D Sketch Analysis of the Final Model:

• From both sides it is shown that the Dominant, Sub-Dominant and Subordinate in my Final Model is constant throughout.
• From side A, as the length of SD is around half D, I think I should pierced through the SD to move it up and occupy more of the top part of the D.
• From side B, the proportion between D and SD look balance and good.
• Then, I will also move the SO outward to make it visible from the other side of the D.

And bellow are the applications of my Final Model!

And last but not least, a short video of 360-Cube Joystick on Mario Kart:

Hope you enjoy the post! 😀

# Thinking Sequentially – Text and Image

Fire and Ice by Robert Frost
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice.

From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire.

But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate

To say that for destruction ice Is also great

And would suffice.

In-Class Activity
Pair work: Natasya & Candy

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Yess so this is a repost of my in-class pair work with Candy (she is so pro 😀 )!

We were trying to use the Kuleshov effect and the main idea of the sequence is:

confusion – fire (desire) – confusion – ice (hate) – confusion

Enjoyy!

# 3D_002: 3D Models and 2D Sketch Analysis

Hi! 😀

For our second project in 3D we learning more about dynamic form composition along diagonal axes. In addition to volumes relationship and method to connect them in my  project 1 post, we are learning about tension and balance.

The tensions we consider are between the axes of the volumes, between the surfaces of the planes and between the accents of the curves.

And three type of balance in group movements are:
Dependent balance describes a situation in which a group movement of three or four volumes are dependent on one another for balance.
Independent balance refers to the condition in which a line or volume in a static composition is independently balanced in the best position regardless of the physically support by other curves or straight lines.
Precarious balance describes the situation in which for a split second in time, one gets the feeling of balance, as if the very gesture is holding its breath and supporting itself for the moment.

So ya, here is my 3D models and analysis 🙂

MODEL 1: The Tilted Gramophone

Relationship: Cylinder is Dominant (D), cone is Sub-Dominant (SD), sphere is Subordinate (SO)

Method: Wedging between SD and SO

Proportion and Rhythm
Inherent: Sphere has the smallest diameter, around one-third of cone diameter. While the cone has diameter about half (~0.455) of cylinder (disk). So, the cylinder has the longest diameter.
Comparative: Cone is greatest in mass, followed by cylinder then sphere.
Overall: Cone has a precarious balance on cylinder while the sphere is dependent on cone.

Comment: Even though there is relatively high tension at the meeting point between D and SD, I think this model has a really well flow.

Comment and Improvement:
From side A, at a glance the model seems to have two SDs. The length of D doesn’t seem dominant enough compared to SD due to the larger area of SD.
From side B, the D is obvious but somehow not strong enough, hence will be better if its area is to be increased.
As such, the D need to be more dominant by increasing the diameter of the cylinder by half.

MODEL 2: The Diagonal Vacuum Cleaner

Relationship: Cylinder is Dominant (D), cone is Sub-Dominant (SD), sphere is Subordinate (SO)

Method: Wedging between SD and SO, I decided to not wedge SD to D as I found it interesting that SD can be pivoted and rotate in circular motion.

Proportion and Rhythm
Inherent
: Sphere has the smallest diameter, around a quarter of cone diameter. While the cone has diameter about half (~0.574) of cylinder. In term of length, the cone is about one-third (~0.385) of cylinder. So, the cylinder has the longest in both diameter and length.
Comparative: Cylinder is greatest in mass, followed by cone then sphere.
Overall: Cone is dependent on cylinder while the sphere is dependent on cone.

Comment: I just realized that my Model 2 is really similar to Model 1 in term of shape and arrangement. The shape different is the thickness of the cylinder and height of cone, while the main arrangement different is in Model 1 the SD is directed inwards while in Model 2 it is directed outwards.
Even though it’s similar, Model 2 is relatively more balance and has less tension than Model 1. But it doesn’t flow as well as Model 1 due to the bulky D.

Comment and Improvement:
From side A, it is seen that the SO is hidden when seen from some angle, hence need to re-position the SO.
From side B, the SD looks a bit too big compared to the D, therefore need to make the diameter smaller to about two-third. This will reduce the portion of SD and enhance the dominance of D.

MODEL 3: When the Duck Goes to War

Relationship: Sphere is Dominant (D), cone is Sub-Dominant (SD), cylinder is Subordinate (SO)

Method: Wedging between SD and SO.

Proportion and Rhythm
Inherent: Cylinder has the smallest diameter, around half of cone diameter. While the cone has diameter about a quarter (~0.284) of sphere. In term of length, the cone is about one and one-eight (~1.125) of sphere. So, the sphere has the longest in both diameter and length.
Comparative: Sphere is obviously greatest in mass, followed by cone then cylinder.
Overall: Sphere is independent, cone is independent as well while cylinder is dependent on cone.

Comment: I found that Model 3 is ‘heavy’ and tense on the area between the meeting point of D-SD and the SO. However I feel that the model flow quite well, better than Model 2.

Comment and Improvement:
From both sides it is clear that the SD is rather long. For a very short moment, there can be confusion of which one is the Dominant from side B. Hence, need to make it shorter to around 0.6 of the current one. This will make the D to be more dominant and clear, especially when seen from side B.

In conclusion, I decided to use Model 1: The Tilted Gramophone as my final model. I like it the most due to its interesting disc-like shape cylinder, also it has the best flow among my three models.

Hope you enjoy the post! What’s your view?

# Props as Signifier

Hi! So we are learning about object as signifier and signified for our 4D class! Each person has to choose an object and I chose my room key.

Part A: Key as signifier (it gives surface/ literal meaning)

Part B: Key as signified (it gives implied meaning, what does it signify)

By right I should end the post now, but I really want to post these special photos dedicated for G07 and Prof Wen Lei! So ya, hope you enjoy it 😀

Part C: Special keys (huge key thanks to all the models :D)

(The End)

(supposedly)

Okay… Sorry guys I have to admit I enjoyed this task a biiiiiit too much… I promise this is really the last part of the post!

PRECAUTION: If you keynot tahan lame jokes and pun, you can click “close” at the corner of the page ASAP! Forgive me!!

Part D: Random lame keys

Level 1:

Level 2: Guess the word

Answer : keywood, rockey, singing key, keyboard, keypoint

HUGE THANKS FOR YOU WHO ARE STILL READING THIS!! (you have every right to judge)

Final level:

It’s really the end now. Thank you for reading!! Hope you enjoy it!

# 4D Project 1: Picture Story – Curating Self

When we were told to introduce myself through photos the very first thing that I thought was I am an Indonesian who has been studying in Singapore for several years and counting. So here I start!

My very first photo is about Indonesian food arranged in a box. They were put inside a box to show that they were not local and has been packed to Singapore. My photo was taken at medium close up with man focus on the ‘IndoMie’ at the center. I chose ‘IndoMie’ as it is a famous food from Indonesia that we can find in Singapore. Moreover, the food was arranged as such the front part are Indonesian medicine and herbal drinks, the middle part consist of instant food (instant noodle, instant porridge and instant cereal) and the last one to be Indonesian food that need to be cooked, like the beef jerky, salt and seasonings. This photo like showing different type of Indonesian food.

The second photo is about Indonesian clothing of Batik. It was taken with medium long shot, a picture of me wearing a batik dress right to my wardrobe which is filled with other batik as well. It shows how I like to wear a Batik due to its pattern and comfortable material.

The last photo for this task is an Indonesian flag among many other country’s flags. It’s showing my pride and love for indonesia, especially as an international country, Indonesia appear to be the only clear one for me.

To conclude task 1, the message I want to say is that even though I have been in Singapore for many years, I still have my Indonesian spirit with me! 😀

Artist reference: Yasumasa Morimura’s artworks of “Daughter of Art History“, especially on Mona Lisa part where she focuses on one individu in one pose, yet she can bring out many different and new aspect her when she edited the photo. Just like her focusing on one individu to express many other things, my task 1 I am focusing on my nationality yet at the same time exploring many different aspect of it.

Task 2: Object and representation of self

The object I chose is my portable sewing machine! I have a very profound memory with it as I used many times when I was in the Orientation preparation team in JC and I found that I really enjoy sewing. The first photo is a full figure shot of the sewing machine. I chose the the front side as it gives the classical feeling a sewing machine. Somehow this angle gives a combination of old-styled object and modern model of the machine.

The second photo is high angle of me putting the thread before the machine can be used. I want to show that I prepare the machine before using it.

The last photo is a low angle photo of me using the machine. With one hand on the presser bar lifter and the other one holding the fabric, I show that I was about to start the sewing process. The shot also capture my smile which perfectly display my feeling when I am sewing.

To summarize task 2, I want to portray that I enjoy sewing and I like my sewing machine so much. It has a deep meaning to me as it help me went through stressful period and because of the fact that it was given by a good friend.

Artist reference: Richard Billingham’s photobook “Ray’s A Laugh where he could perfectly show the relationship between his parents with very homey and warm background. It heartwarmingly tell the condition and feelings of them. I hope my picture which was also taken wiith warm colour can heartwarmingly portray the relationship between me and my sewing machine.

About the last task, I had a long time deciding which place should I go to. Honestly I didn’t really have any specific favorite place in Singapore as I like so many places! So I decided to choose the places where I have been spending most of my time in my last 5 years stay in Singapore, my hostels.

The first photo was about my very first hostel named Parry Hall in Kovan, which I stayed from November to December 2011. It was a short 2 months stay during English bridging course but the friendship there has left a great memory. One of the reason I chose to take the shot in the morning was that we always left by bus very early in morning. The photo was taken at taken in the early morning with extreme long shot.

The second photo was about my second hostel when I was studying in Anderson Secondary School from 2012 to 2013. The hostel name is Anderson Junior College Hostel in Ang Mo Kio and was taken on the afternoon. One of the reason I chose afternoon was that I used to come back from school in the afternoon. The photo was taken from low angle with extreme long shot.

The last photo was about my third and last hostel before I went to NTU, St. Andrew’s Hall in Potong Pasir. I stayed there when I was studying in St. Andrew’s JC from 2014 to 2015. One of the reason I took the shot at night was that I went back to quite late to the hostel most of the time. The photo was an extreme long shot taken from low angle.

To conclude, personally task 3 is about places that have been my home since the time I came to Singapore in 2011. They all were equally significant to me in a way I cannot describe, each place has left different memorable memories. The timing of the photo taking was purposely planned to show the order of the hostels (early morning – afternoon – night). Also, it was because I spent most of my day there, literally from morning to night!

Artist reference: Luigi Bussolati series of “A Few Houses” in which he photographed different houses with different environment and timings. As most of his photos capture mostly the surroundings of the house, they really give out clue and feeling of the kind of house it is. I hope my photos can give out that feeling as well.

Finally, here is how my photos were arranged for the critique session:

So yeay! It marks the end of my Project 1 for 4D! Hope you enjoy it and have a nice day!

# Project 1: My Line is Emo (Process)

Hi guys! Here is the process of my handmade emo lines!

1. LOVE – Obsession

1. I used pieces of cut foam, put it under the paper and use the roller with thin ink to create the pattern. (image 1-4)
2. I divided the paper into five parts and roll it with various rolling movement and ink content, e.g. roll the roller vertically/ horizontally/ diagonally with thin ink/ thick ink to get various effect. (image 5-7)
3. I enhanced the level and brightness as well as contrast of the scanned image.

2. LOVE – Faithful

1. I scratched the black paper to different direction to create the desperate and problematic effect and pasted a red paper behind it to enhance the effect.
2. I sewed a calm pattern using white thread on the paper.
3. Made the scanned image black and white, then multiply the sewed pattern to intensify the calmness and faithfulness.

3. LOVE – Jealousy

1. I used a paper with mono-print pattern as the background then brush chinese ink with different pressure and various stroke direction to get the intended effect.
2. Edit the scanned image to black and white, multiplied it to intensify the jealousy effect.

4. JOY – Complete

1.  I took black and white loom bands and paired each 2 of them. (image 1-2)
2. I pen-knifed a black paper to create the vesica piscis pattern. (image 3)
3. I match the black paper to find suitable monoprint patterns to be included. (image 4)
4. I pasted the paired bands and created the final line. (image 5)

5. JOY – Pleasure

1. I drew the outline pattern of Batik Sekar Jagad and cut it with pen knife. (image 1-3)
2. I matched it with various monoprint to give individual effect on each part and created the final line. (image 4-5)

6. JOY – Optimism

SURPRISE – Eye-Opener
1. It was made from the image of SUPRISE – Eye-Opener (above), the process will be explained at number 7.
2. The line was scaled down, multiplied and mirrored to create the pattern and final line of SURPRISE – Optimism.

7. SURPRISE – Eye-Opener

1. I cut line with different thickness from black tape and paste them randomly but diagonally. (image 1-2)
2. I paste black rectangular black paper on top and trace it with white color pencil to create the reverse color effect due to the tape’s thickness. (image 3-4)
3. I pasted different sizes of plastic eyes on top to finish the final line. (image 5-6)

8. SURPRISE – Revelation

1. I used the same scanned image as for FEAR – Hopelessness (above), the process of making will be explained at number 17.
2. Then I adjusted the level and brightness to create the intended revelation effect.

9. SURPRISE – Awestruck

1. I scan the monoprint and create 2 layers of it.
2. I used one for background and one for the main object in the middle.

10. ANGER – Bitterness

1. I did some experiment on coffee powder on paper. From left to right, coffee powder on paper, coffee powder on paper with addition of water, coffee powder on paper with addition of black water color paint. Then I tried to put the in microwave with intention to get a black effect, but nothing happened. (image 1)
2. I prepared the paper and white glue, spread the coffee powder on it. (image 2-4)
3. I gave some water and dried it with tissue paper as it was too wet.(image 5-7)
4. Then I added black watercolor paint. (image 8-9)
5. The scanned image is edited to black and white and adjusted to give more bitterness.

11. ANGER – Frustration

1. I did monoprint and use pencil at the back of the paper tho create doodles and random lines.
2. I scanned the part I want and edit the level to adjust the effect.

12. ANGER – Aggravation

1. I created the monoprint using masking tape, cling wrap, rubber band, and thread.
2. I scanned and cut out the desired part to create aggravation.

1. I painted staples (stapler bullet) and thumbtack with white acrylic paint. (image 1)
2. After put a foam below a black paper, I stapled the staples randomly on the paper and closed the open ends of the staples. (image 2)
3. I  pasted one white thumbtack to give the alienation effect. (image 3)

1. I created a stencil with the shape of a MRT. (image 1-2)
2. The paper was prepared, I marked the line from 0600 to 2400 with a graph to indicate the peak hour time of MRT. (image 3)
3. I tried using roller but the result was not as expected due as the stencil line was too thin. (image 4-6)
4. I decided to use acrylic paint to create the MRT. Black paint indicate the presence of MRT (the darker, the more peak hour) while white paint indicate the absence of MRT ( the lighter, the more non-peak hour). (image 6-8)

1. I simultaneously tore and cut white felt fabric to create a pieces with many wool coming out of it. (image 1)
2. I prepared the paper by rolling roller with thin ink to give some light background. (image 2)
3. Dipping a felt piece to black acrylic and brush it on the paper, I repeated the process until the desired outcome, scanned it and enhance the despair effect. (image 3-5)

16. FEAR – Horror

1. I used hot wire foam cutter on white styrofoam at an non-perpendicular angle to create the melting and horror shape. (image 1)
2. Using roller and thick ink, I colored the white paper to create the mystery and and uneasy effect. (image 2)
3. I glued the styrofoam purposely with super glue as the glue will ‘eat’ some part of it, giving uneven thickness of styrofoam, enhancing the effect. (image 3)
4. After scanned, the level was edited and the final line was created.

17. FEAR – Hopelessness

1.  After preparing a white paper, I tore of masking tape to pieces then paste it on a cutting mat. (image 1-2)
2. Then, I scratch it randomly with penknife. (image 3)
3. I pasted it randomly on the paper, scanned it and edit the level. (image 4)

18. FEAR – Nightmarish

1. I created a piece of hanging rope and cut it out. (image 1)
2. I put the piece of cut rope under a white paper before rolling it with thin ink roller to capture the texture. I repeated the process until the desire effect. (image 2)
3. I enhanced the effect by scanning it and adjusted the level.

Thanks for reading! I am making a hard copy for this in order to keep the handmades, will be updating this post soon. Hope you enjoy it 🙂

# Project 1: My Line is Emo (Final)

Hi guys! So up there is my final lines for our 2D Project 1 – My Line is Emo 😀

Let’s briefly go through them one by one!

1. LOVE – Obsession

This line was inspired by Andy Warhol’s Shadows where he painted a single image 102 times with various light and shadow.

The repetitiveness of the image make me feel his obsession in it.
Hence, my line was made of a single pattern with different direction of roller and ink quantity. However, the shifting of paper cause the material to move around hence there resulted pattern is similar but not the same!

2. LOVE – Faithful

The background was made of paper being scratched by penknife while the front was white thread being sewed in a pattern. The background resembles the trouble and hardship in a relationship while the white thread represents a pure love that stays composed and faithful at all times.

3. LOVE – Jealousy

This line was inspired by Edvard Munch painting of Jealousy.

On the painting there is the “dark aura” of the jealous man, hence I try to develop and extend the jealous aura to be the line.

4. JOY – Complete

Inspired by Hilma af Klint, an abstract artist who used many symbols in her artwork.

One of the symbols she used many times was vesica piscis, it is the almond shape arising when two circles overlap and is an ancient symbol for the development towards unity and completion. Focusing on the vesica piscis, the line of complete was created.

5. JOY – Pleasure

The line was made inspired by Indonesian famous batik motif of Sekar Jagad, the word “Sekar” means flower while “Jagad” means the universe.

This motif contains the meaning of beauty so that others would be fascinated to see. Taking the definition of beauty which is “the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit”, I decided to choose pleasure as the emotion.

6. JOY – Optimism

The line pattern looks like rays of light coming in from tall windows. Resembling that there are light and hope out there, giving the message that there is always good side in everything and to be optimistic at all times.

7. SURPRISE – Eye-Opener

The line is inspired by Ed Moses’ signature diagonal grids in the 1970s.

It was explained in the exhibition advisory that the grid pattern was associated with logic and order. As such, I am adding the opposite colour rectangle shaded with white pencils and craft eyes. These addition were meant to break the ‘order’ and give unexpected enlightenment, eye-opener!

8. SURPRISE – Revelation

Revelation means “an act of revealing or communicating divine truth or  something that is revealed by God to humans”. Inspired by “Revelation Illustrated” artworks, a series of paintings through the scripture message in the Book of Revelation of the Bible.

Most of the paintings is identified by the one source of light (represents God) in a darker surrounding of different situations, making the God shining and be the centre of attention. Using such concept, my line is showing one source of light on the left side while the other parts are darker. It resembles God (the light) who is shining (revealing truth) among the darkness, a revelation.

9. SURPRISE – Awestruck

The focus on this line is the back pattern that can be seen as a face at a glance. The intense look and stiff face reminded me to Viracocha, a supreme god in the  Incan mythology.

Also known as Huiracocha, Wiraqoca and Wiro Qocha, he was considered the creator god who formed the earth, heavens, sun, moon and all living beings. As such, the emotion is awestruck.

10. ANGER – Bitterness

Inspired by Cai Guo-Chiang’s gun powder paintings, I tried to create the lines using coffee powder then putting it inside a microwave.

However there was no visible changes hence I decided to add black watercolour paint to give a darker shade of colour (like explosion). Because of the pattern and coffee powder used, the emotion is bitterness.

11. ANGER – Frustration

The deep scratch done during the mono print process was to represent the feeling of being frustrated. The lines made is unorganised, random and very messy. It shows inability to do things clearly and disappointment of unsuccessful work, frustration.

12. ANGER – Aggravation

The line has many different elements which represents many things happening at once while the time is limited. It gives the feeling of urgency to do them, together with exasperation. And as the feeling is getting worse, it became aggravation.

The one and only thumbtack between tens of staples on the paper represents the loneliness of the tack. Also, the contrasting shape different between circular wide thumbtack perfectly contrasts the small straight shape of staples shows the differences that may cause the feeling of not belong, alienation.

The line was made of a MRT Stencil. It was arranged from left to right to be time from 6 am to 12 am. The black colour represent the presence of MRT while the white means the absent of MRT. Using the time of peak hour and off-peak hour in Singapore, the darker the area the more crowded the MRT is (peak hour), vice versa. Since travelling is a daily routine for commuter, some may see it as something mundane and monotonous.

Pieces of white fabrics were dipped into black paint then used to etch a line on the paper before being pasted. The white fabric represents innocent and pure human while the black paint represents dark and deep problem in life which tinted the pure self while the etch shows the scar that those problems left behind. On the line, the pasted fabrics are means that the problems in life is not ending yet and the high quantity of it showing one’s despair.

16. FEAR – Horror

The pattern can be easily relate to horror and eerie feelings. It looks like the common representation of haunted places and dark caves. It can also be related to blood pouring down, giving the terror and alarm feeling, hence horror.

17. FEAR – Hopelessness

The pattern looks like scattered glass pieces. It resembles loneliness and the break of a life. It also can easily be related common movie scene in which the character is so stressed that they break the mirror, showing the depth of there depression. And many times, such scene ends with the character attempting suicide as they are really portrayed to be hopeless.

18. FEAR – Nightmarish

The line consists of many suicide hanging rope, being put as one like it was an arena to suicide. In a way, it represents hell where many deaths presence, as well as the existence of ghost and supernatural creatures. We stereotype them as bad and hence giving us negative feelings and emotions, not forgetting terrible nightmare!

So, those are my final lines! Will be posting the process soon, hope you enjoy it 🙂

# 3D_001: 3D Final Model and Applications

Hi! So I have chosen my Model 3 in the previous post to be my Final Model. Yeay!

So here is the photo of my Final Model:

Then I also made the 2D sketch analysis for this model.

At first it looks okay as from all sides it is shown that the Dominant (D), Sub-Dominant (SD) and Subordinate (SO) in are consistent throughout. However there are some things that can be improved on:

• Referring to first side shown, the vertical length of SD looks similar to the horizontal length of D. Hence the D vertical length need to be longer, which will positively make the D more dominant as well.
• Referring to second side shown, the position of SD should be move more to the left so that it will be even closer to the area between half and one-third.
• Referring to the third side shown , the vertical length of SO looks similar to the horizontal length of D. The vertical length of SO need to be shorten differentiate it, but be careful to not be as short as the horizontal length of SD.

And below are the applications of my Final Model!

What’s your view of these applications?

Hope you enjoy the post!