## 3D-(Final Assignment) “Modular Construction” (1)

As part of our Final Assignment we had to find SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) for a certain object. And for me I choose Romanesco Broccoli:)

Romanesco Broccoli have 2 type of pattern in total:

Spiral:

The Whole:

Form by repetitive Spiral Pattern

The Little Individual Buds:

Form by repetitive Spiral Pattern

Natural Fractal

Natural Phenomenon

Repeating pattern

expanding symmetry or evolving symmetry

Natural Fractal (Self Similar)

Replica exactly the same- Self-Similar

SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope)

This would be the two main pattern I would focus on:)

Starting our model making

Before going into model making I first started out with some research. My original idea was to make use of geometry shapes to craft out the idea of fractal. Meaning from on square, spit to two, then four and so on. So I went to do some research and test to see how people make use of geometry and the term fractal to create different model and i got some results like:

My initial idea was also to use origami to craft out the pattern, I begin by doing some rough sketch of my idea, but the result didn’t turn out well because it is way too hard to control the size of the origami. Even if i reduce the paper size by alot. The shape come out would eventually look similar to the previous one:(

After discussing it in class with Peter he told me that this geomery shape is too different from romanesco. Then I realized that I was probably too focus on the term fractal and forget that I have to use the fractal patter ON ROMANESCO to do my model and not fractal in general. He also told me that first you have to understand the structure and pattern carefully and understand it first so that your could craft it our base on it. Then I told him if I could use Styrofoam cone and poke pins on it?

I felt like it came out really bad, to be honest there is a limitation to the size of pins I could use. And therefore it is hard to create the little buds and intricate spiral of the romanesco:( Up till this point to be honest I was pretty worried about what more material I could used for the design. So the night before our submission while I was taking books from my sheleves I saw the bottle of silica gel! And I immediately thought Why not? It is small enough for me to create the spiral on the foam and it loos really small like the little buds!

And TADA my final:) the only part i’m not really happy is that I could probably get smaller Styrofoam of cut Styrofoam into smaller pieces so that it could filled up the empty portion and also create a more variation of unit sizes to look more like the pattern on romanesco. And also even though I’ve tried using smaller silica gel for the tip of the unite so it could have a variation of buds size but when the whole unit is done the small silica gel seems to blend in and go missing:( Nonetheless, I’ve tired and was pretty happy that I manage to use silica gel as a last minute material.

## 2D-(Assignment 2) Forest Gump- Final! (2)

Finally today is the day of our Assignment 2 Critique!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Time passes really fast, at first I just met my classmate, then I was introduced to line project 1 then now I’m presenting my Project 2 and later I would be introuduced to project 3! OH MY GWAD!!! SO FAST 🙁 Really sad to leave this class:( Such wonderful People.

1. The deepest wounds aren’t the ones we get from other people hurting us,
They are the wound we give ourselves when we hurt other people    Edward Scissorhand, 1990
2. Once you do something, you never forget. Even if you can’t remember    Spirited Away,2001
3. You cut yourself off from all sorts of experiences because you tell yourself you are
‘not that sort of person”, But, I’m not. How do you know? You’ve done nothing, been nowhere.
How do you have the faintest idea what kind of person you are?    Me Before You, JoJo Moyes, 2016
4. But if there’s love, dear…. those are the ties that bind, and you’ll have a family in your heart, forever.
All my love to you, poppet, you’re going to be alright…bye bye   .Mrs Doubtfire, 1993

For my compositions I wanted to try different style for each composition, some uses silhouette, some uses illustration, some uses greyscale and some uses images and photographs.

And My Compositions Are:

This story behind this quote I’ve said it before so i’m repeating again:) To me this quotes reflects to the relationship I have with my mom. Growing up I believe everyone been through many quarrels with their family members. If you say no, I don’t believe. haha,.. Anyway yes, I’ve quarrel with my mom countless time, when we quarrel, I always felt im the one being blame, being misunderstood and hurt by her and that I’m always wrong, But when I calm down, I always feel really sorry and guilty for the words I’ve said to her. Regretting each and every words I’ve said to hurt her. Feeling so hurt in my heart for causing this quarrel and hurting my love one. And this is where this composition comes about.

The white hair on the left symbolizes my mother, and the one on the left symbolizes me. The reason why is a mirror image is because many many people say we look really really alike like ang gu kueh mold out. Adding on, the sword piercing through my mouth to her meaning that when we quarrel not only I’ve hurt her, But after we quarrel the pain and sorry I got after I regret is more than the hurt I’ve cause her. The constant regret and pain I felt and guiltiness that filled me. Reason why there is only blood from my mouth is because of the greater pain I suffer after we’ve quarrel. And words on my mother’s body showing the idea of once said never taken back so it’s on body and not clothing because it can never changes and would always be reminded that I’ve one said these words to hurt her.

This is the same design I printed on my tote bag. Family time is always a very precious time for me. Especially things that could bind us together means even more. The old chinese film is the thing that could bind us together as a family, without electronic devices or doing work or anything else. Everyone just sit together and simple laugh as we watch these movies. The puzzle design meaning that combing these films and pieces of the family on the background together would eventually form a full complete puzzle. And the reason I decided to print this on my tote bag is because firstly I spend alot time on this and only had this on composition on the tote bag printing week. Secondly, this is still happening in my family, we are still watching these movies now and then for our family time.

I’m the kind of person that always tell myself I can’t do this, I can’t do that, but infact I’ve never step out of my comfort zone and tried things before. For example, I’ve always scare of water, Sports like snorkeling or diving is an absolutely NO in my dictionary. But my sister is always the one behind my back pushing me out of my comfort zone, telling me you never try you would never know and last last year I’ve finally tried snorkeling and to be honest! I really love it, it is scary for me yes, But I would definitely do it again:) So this composition shows my sister(one the right) stepping on the palm or my parents pushing me(one the left) breaking free out of my comfort zone with is symbolize by the line drawn out from baby inside womb. And me sited on the swing with the hands holding onto the strings meaning the words my sister always tells me, No matter how scary that thing is just remember we’re always here holding and rooting for you. So just try..:)

The meaning behind this composition is trying to say many times in life, we do alot of things and we would go “I don’t remember leh, But I think I got do before” or “I’m pretty sure I got do before” So this quote to me is to constantly remind me that I have to spend time and do family activities with my family. Because of work, my family didn’t have much time and money to travel together. And because I was young, I have no idea how to organized one. Now gown up we finally are able to travel together for the very first time last year. And to me, I would want to do many of such activities together. The activities on the brain in the composition are the things I want to do as a family, things like travelling, movies, picnic, chalet, sports or having seafood. Even if we can’t remember we did that before I believe we would still have a little memory about it. Just like the lighter part and eraser dust on the composition even is one day these memories are erase or we cant remember it, we would still leave a trace or mark in our brains just like when we erase things off paper, we can’t completely erase it clean.

Problem I Faced:

Throughout this project, the first problem I faced was how to link the quotes to myself. I could say I love this quote that quote, But even I myself wonder why I actually like this quote. Secondly, would be finding the right images. When you gave a idea or composition in mind, it’s hard to find the right high resolution image to craft out the picture you had in mind. As well as the adjusting it to black and white. Some image would turn out too dark and some would details non show and you have to match it with the other image in your composition:( I didn’t have much problem with my silk screening process except for the fact that washing takes a long time:)

Critique Day!!:)

Feedback I receive from Joy on Critique Day:)

• Could have something to link the four compositions together.
• The composition for “Me before You” could use real hands to show the character identity and age of the person. Parents hand could be slightly older and different between mom and dad hand.
• Small details could link the four compositions together. Eg, in “Spirited Away” have activities like film and on “Mrs Doubtfire” we can find film being shown as a subject:)

## 2D-(Assignment 2) Forest Gump- Work Progress (1)

Journey Week 1 -Selecting Move Quotes

Journey Week 2 -Individual Consultation

On week 2 of our project was our individual consultation, at this point of time, to be honest I was rather stuck and lost about the composition and how to link these quotes to the project. So after individual consultation with Joy I told her that the reason  I love  one of the quote is because it reflects my relationship with my mother and how my words always hurt her when we fight or quarrel. And joy gave me the idea that I could produce my composition based on the relationship I have with my family members:) and so Ok, Decided liao!:)

Quotes Selected:

1. The deepest wounds aren’t the ones we get from other people hurting us,
They are the wound we give ourselves when we hurt other peopleEdward Scissorhand, 1990
2. Once you do something, you never forget. Even if you can’t remember-Spirited Away,2001
3. You cut yourself off from all sorts of experiences because you tell yourself you are
‘not that sort of person”, But, I’m not. How do you know? You’ve done nothing, been nowhere.
How do you have the faintest idea what kind of person you are?-Me Before You, JoJo Moyes, 2016
4. But if there’s love, dear…. those are the ties that bind, and you’ll have a family in your heart, forever.
All my love to you, poppet, you’re going to be alright…bye bye.-Mrs Doubtfire, 1993

Journey Week 3 -Recess Week

On Week 4 we would be having our silk screening session and so many of us uses our recess week to craft out our composition for the  silk screening session next week.

So I choose the quote :

“The deepest wounds aren’t the ones we get from other people hurting us,
They are the wound we give ourselves when we hurt other people”

-Edward Scissorhand, 1990

cos got the most “feel” haha

anyway, to me this quotes reflects to the relationship I have with my mom. Growing up I believe everyone been through many quarrels with their family members. If you say no, I don’t believe. haha,.. Anyway yes, I’ve quarrel with my mom countless time, when we quarrel, I always felt im the one being blame, being misunderstood and hurt by her and that I’m always wrong, But when I calm down, I always feel really sorry and guilty for the words I’ve said to her. Regretting each and every words I’ve said to hurt her. And this is where this composition comes about,

The one on the left in white shirt is me and the one one the right with apron is my mother. The machine gun in the middle refers to the way I perceive her everytime we quarrel. I always thought of her as “机关枪” literally means machine gun, words just shoot shoot shoot out of her mouth nonstop. And the knife symbolizes the wounds I am gonna get when I quarrel with her. Like instead of her hurting me when we quarrel but it hurts more when I quarrel with her. The brain behind my mom actually means my mind, what am I thinking inside. Like on the inside I think of her as a machine gun. To be honest, I myself also does not like this concept very much as i felt it doesn’t really shows the message and meaning I was trying to convey. The whole composition looks pretty misleading. Honestly, I didn’t like it.

The technical aspect of it: Since the transparency was going to be for our silk screening lesson. I didn’t really bitmap it nicely and consistent, instead, I varies the bitmap size to test out the results I would get with different dot size.

Journey Week 4 -Individual Consultation, Silk Screening Session

I was given alot of feedbacks during group consultation and I REALLY APPRECIATE them!:) I receive comments that the composition have alot of meaning and story behind it but when looking at it, it doesn’t show. And also that the brain seems awkward and extra:) Mouth seems more happy than quarreling, Basically I can consider re-adjusting the whole composition:) SO Grateful for these comments it help me to know what other people interpret from the composition since I myself know the story and meaning already:) THANK YOU GIRLS!:)

After our recess week was our first silk screening session, and was my official first silk screening session in my life. I didn’t really manage to take much picture because the dark room is very sensitive to light and the washing room was wayyyyyy to dark. So all I have was:

As you can see the bitmap for the knife was way too small so only the outline could be seen. But for me I think it’s alright as we can still recognized it as a knife. Both the mouth turn out pretty well, except the fact that I went twice and it was way too thick and it kind of smudged the ink a little, the bitmap dots were no where visible on the machine gun, however the overall shape of the machine gun were printed out with that I am pretty satisfied already. The only weird thing to me would be the brain. It seems too out of place and extra to be place there and also the bitmap being so huge and different. But anyway i purposely set the bitmap size to be so huge so i could see the effect and I guess after this class I got the rough idea of how the bitmap work and how to set my bitmap sizes:)

Before our group consultation and silk screening, we were given some time to think about our work and composition. I was looking at the quote from the movie Mrs Doubtfire”:

“But if there’s love, dear…. those are the ties that bind, and you’ll have a family in your heart, forever.
All my love to you, poppet, you’re going to be alright…bye bye.”

-Mrs Doubtfire, 1993

and I was thinking what thing actually binds my family together? I realized is these old chinese movies. Only on occasion when the tv give free channels and these movies air we would all put all electronic devices aside and just sit together as a family, have a laugh and watches these movies one after next. And this became my inspiration for quote number 2:)

Journey Week 5 -Silk Screening of Tote Bag

On week 5, Many of us spend our class time crafting out our new screen and tote bag. I felt like its four hours of washing washing washing and washing hahahahaha… But I enjoy the process:) I was really really worried the screen doesn’t turn out well as we are running out of time and only had one tote bag each. But with the help of Dawin and JiaZhen  I AM SOOO SOOO GRATEFUL FOR THEM. they taught me how to correct take out the screen so I only tried once on paper and Jia Zhen was like just straight go tote bag, ok one, JUST DO IT!! And so…..

Next Week critique! Xiao Scary, No Actually very scary:(

## 4D-(Assignment 2) Sequencing Image With Text “Mother Knows Best”

Goal:

Whether papa can cook without the main ingredient- CRAB

Published Year: 2016/October

Title: Mother Knows Best

Location: Singapore HDB/ Sheng Shiong Supermarket

Genre: Drama/ Comedy/ Family

LOGLINE:

A true story based on the head of family trying to prove his ability to cook however, a problem occurs to the main ingredient he works so hard for.

SYNOPSIS:

Family always despises Mr Ng for not being able to cook and doesn’t do anything at home. The constant nagging got him fed-up as well as upset and disappointed in himself. While all these negative emotions start pouring in, he overheard the programme on television introducing Singapore’s famous dish-Chilli Crab. Instantly, he decided to prove everyone wrong, he called up both he’s parents for dinner. Determined to show off his cooking skill with Singapore’s famous Chilli Crab. Not he’s usual self that day, Mr Ng went for groceries shopping buying all the ingredients and patiently selecting spices that he is so unfamiliar with. Before cash out he went to choose he’s most important ingredients for the Dish-Crab. Satisfied with his purchased, he happily carried all the ingredients home. Once home, as usual he places the live crab in a low bucket and place the bucket in the balcony. Similar to what Mrs Ng usually does, Mr Ng innocently thought that putting the crab on the balcony is to not dirty the kitchen, but because everything is first to him, and him being not an attentive person. He forgot to close the balcony low window.

Mr Ng started chopping the onions, washing the chilli, grinding the chilli paste he invented. Satisfied with his preparation, it’s time to bring out the main lead-Mrs Crab. With he’s mood up, heading towards the balcony. Before even reaching it, he saw the final moment and last sight of Mrs Crab. Mrs Crab thought she was heading for freedom, eventually she fell out of the balcony low window falling to its death.

Shock and speechless with the sight and the thought that he loses his main ingredient for he’s cooking show tonight, he stood there dazed for a second. Which he then rushes to the fridge to look for alternative ingredients, but was welcome with a nearly empty freezer. With very minute passes the meeting time gets nearer and nearer before his parents arrived. Supposedly a day for him to show off his cooking skills and prove everyone wrong left him with a heart filled with panic. Panicking, a sudden angelic ray shine through the side.

Putting his pride down, he walks towards that angel with 50 dollars in hand. Begging for rescue. Mrs Ng replied with a smirked.

STORYBOARD:

PROCESS:

The whole idea I want to create would be a simple story with comedic effect. While brainstorming, I recall this incident that happen to my dad before and instantly I decided to use it.

Initially the idea of my story ends at the moment when the crab fall out the window. But upon sharing it with my friends and teacher Ru Yi, the response I get are pretty dull. Therefore teacher Ru Yi suggested that think about the 3 act structure and I could use the falling off scene as my climax and have a resolution to end the story.