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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.