Sketches and ideas of how our final work would look like
My partner and I have decided on going for a dome shape that could combine both my jagged edges and my partner’s pointed pine cones to create a certain bedroom light that is also comfortable in the room.
Final outcome of lamp cover
At first, I thought it would be difficult to come up with a shape that could reflect a shadow. During the process, it was also difficult to find the right material for the design of our final work as we wanted something sharp but not too heavy and metallic. This is because most of the materials that we were exposed to were expensive, sharp and metallic. However, both my partner and I have carefully considered the materials to be sturdy and pointed but also affordable. Thus, we have bought the metallic strips that is meant for gift wrapping and as for the jagged edges, we would just simply use coloured paper. As for the shadow, I was quite disappointed as there was no shadow when we used the lights provided to us. However, despite that outcome, the aesthetic of the work turned out to be what both of us wanted to look in a comfortable setting that is the bedroom.
At first, I wanted to do something like my first study model when I had a cross that from stretches from the front to the back. However, in order to fill up all of the holes I have created, I ended up making this structure. I was thinking about making a wave like effect for the cross. For this final work, I still managed to maintain the criss image as there are two cross and also two triangles that can be seen. Thus, there is an illusionary effect in this overall structure which also fulfills my intention of having a three dimensional effect.
One thing I have learnt throughout this project was patience. I have never seen before and this was my first time sewing. Due to the fact that the thread was so thin, I had difficulty untying the knots and making sure that the threads do not tangle as the length of my thread needed to be very long.
I have also learnt that threads are able to become a versatile material in creating a three dimensional structure. It depends on the type of structure that we create when using those threads. The threads are able to make the structure to look as if it is suspended in the air and to be different in different angles.
Study Model 1
(Front of study model)
(Back of study model)
At first, I wanted to do a square that will slowly stretch out to become a circle. However, as I used the thread to connect from one end to the other, I realised that I could make a cross. Thus, I wanted to make that cross to look as if it is suspending in the air, so I connect my threads from the ends of the square to the other end in order to make a cross that stretches out.
Study Model 2
(Right side of study model 2)
(Top view of study model 2)
(Left side of study model 2)
I thought of making something more interesting such as an infinity shape so that it will have a wave like effect. However, as I finished cutting my shape, I bent it, thinking that I could achieve a wave like effect when it actually look more like an underwater creature. Furthermore, the lines that I have sewn inside looks very narrow and it cannot be seen from afar. The lines are not even prominent and because of the space inside, there seems to be a lack of three dimensional effect towards this model. The lines are not even suspended in the air. Thus, I have chosen to go back to my first study model.
Study Model 3
I decided to go back to my first study model after knowing that my second study model did not work out well. So, by noticing the cross from the first study model, I realised that I could use this cross and stretch it even further from one end to the other opposite end so that I could give an overall three dimensional effect to my final work and my cross can be stretched out from a big cross to a smaller cross so that there will be a sense of perspective from different angle.