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Stringing together a Sculpture (Project 2 – String Sculpture)

To connect strings together in an interesting manner –
I bought some flexible mahjong paper to test out a more flexible material for the strong sculpture; tested out an outrageous colour of yellow to try something out from my comfort zone.

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The first Prototype didn’t turn out as well as I had expected with White Fishing Lines – they were hard to prick through the paper and to use as a material for sewing. Decided to go with something softer and more bendable.

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For the second prototype, I liked the feeling of strength that the horizontal lines gave. They also lead our vision in straight lines; an easy focal point. I went ahead and picked up the black and white strings to use for the final product from Daiso.

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Third prototype – tested the usage of straight instead of leading lines. I liked the effect, hence I adopted it for the final product.

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And finally, the final product. I used the plastic sheet for its malleable flexibility. Its a challenge to predict and balance out the tension in order not to overtax certain areas of the plastic. Counteracted some of the faults and collapse of the structure by increasing a separate section of tension to the structure.

All I can say about the project, is that to balance and create an appealing structure at the same time is challenging; whilst looking organising yet interesting to look at.

Making Something out of Nothing (Project 1 – 3D)

To recreate Animals / Humanoid-looking objects from Waste Materials

We visited the flea market on Sungei Road to grab some materials (bought):

  • Some old shades (as the lady bug’s potential eyes)
  • Some metal contraption from a bike (the red piece from the toolbox)
  • An old fishing reel


Materials all gathered here (with extras from home)


Prototype (Animal 1 – Ladybug Done!)

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Top view from Front




Top View from Back



Made a small whale out of the remaining parts of what’s left.

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It was quite an interesting project, since we had to work round what we had, and what could be found at the market. Hence we couldn’t plan ahead that much in terms of what possible animals we could do. It dawned upon us much later that the basic shape and essence of the animal was what was generally more important in terms of representing an animal (aka. the trunks of an elephant, the wings of a ladybug).

Stuck more to glue to connect the parts together, perhaps in future projects I can look into using other forms of medium to connect items.