3D II-(Project 3-Final Project) – Zero Waste (Process & Final)

Our Final Project was to participate the CDL competition 2016, with the title “Towards A Zero Waste). We have to create a sculpture, placed on ground level and not taller than 2M. While brain storming, I was wondering what concept I could work into. Zero waste is a very general topic, very wide and also a concept that has been used by many artist. Therefore many sculpture had already been created with the idea of recycle, minimize plastic usage, categorization your waste. Looking through the website, I found these interesting images,

These are traditional craftsmanship like lantern weaving, ba zhang making, umbrella making, traditional rattan trap and rattan seeds. Looking at these images, it gave me an idea that these traditional craftsmanship are something that are precious and we should treasure them before extinct. And also because of the uprising factory mass production, these craftsmanship are slowly being rejected and remove. However, materials use in mass production like plastic, glass are actually creating more waste because they are none bio-degradable, instead using rattan basket for fishing than plastic pails are actually much more environment friendly. And if we don’t treasure these craftsmanship, one day because of the amount of waste created and we start searching for these craftsmanship we would be disappointed to find out that no one actually possess this useful crafts. 

After finalising my concept, I start searching for design inspiration, I want to create something that could represent industrail factory retricting the traditional crafts and also using patterns like lantern weaving, rattan seeds etc,

So I created:

It is a upright sculpture with wood carve in patterns of industrial representative like spur gears, pipes, nuts and bolts. Surrounding and restricting the inside, is a rattan lantern weave ball that is being lock inside. It symbolizes traditional craftsmanship. One ball symbolizing the decreasing craftsmanship market and technique.
All four side of the sculpture have different pattern, so the audience could walk around the see the sculpture in all direction.

Model Making Process:

3D II-(Project 2) – Conceptual Object (Final) – (2)


“Abandoning your inhibition and opening up is not always the best thing to do, bad emotions,feelings and character  are sometimes more suitable to be kept in”

To mimic the idea of a strong and sturdy protective cover (inhibition) that human created for ourself, I want to represent this idea with mother’s womb. A very important Protective Cover for the babies. Stretch marks are also often seen on pregnant ladies stomach so making it bloody symbolizes the hardship, pain and stretching apart people have to go through in order to come out of their comfort zone, opening up and abandoning their inhibition However, letting go and be open up doesn’t always means a good thing, Emotions, feelings and character that flows out might be worse and uncontrollable. It might not be as beautiful as perfect than we expect, just like the creepy babies head. 

Each and every of this head represent a different feeling, emotion and characters. Each of them are imperfect in their own way. Some have a distorted nose, bulge forehead, elongated mouth, holes in their head, growing boobies on their head (symbolizes feeling naked when opening up), cuts/ slice marks on face or even eyeballess eyes. 

I left my babies head on the self and took this photo in the evening 🙂 I felt that the sunlight actually provided a more creepy look to the babies:)

Thank You!:)

3D II-(Project 1) – Gift (Process & Final)

Minty Mouse

After interviewing Sammi, I’ve decided to pick out some of her interest and work my gift around these area:) I’ve pick out interest like:

Girly Stuff
Not able to sleep on a regular timing (Sleeping at 4am waking up at 1pm)
Stress school life
Preferred usefulness in gift than ornament
Appreciate hand made and customized gift

After doing some research:











Then I came out with…..



Minty Mouse

It is a crochet Mouse (Sammi Zodiac is Mouse), it comes with two bottle of essential oil, Lavender and Eucalyptus. Sammi could drip the essential oil onto the mouse and she could place the mouse beside her bed. Kept with her or travel with her. The essential oil would help to ease her sleep as well as help her release stress. 

Behind the Scene:

Initially I wanted to create a human crochet doll, but Peter suggested that I could do something like a snake or just a head of the human or her  zodiac sign a wriggly mouse with thread coming out of it. But bringing back to the idea of her liking girly stuff. I decided to make the mouse cute so she could really use it, as she preferred gift with usefulness. 


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