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 (Concept & Process) – (1)


The word that I was given was Inhibition:) So firstly, what is Inhibition? (Presentation Slide)

So after discussing with Peter, he suggested that I could choose either the bad or good inhibition and then critique it. I decided to go with bad inhibition:) I view the bad inhibition as a force that blocks someone to let-go, to open up about who they are and only abandoning his/her inhibition, they can then be who they really are. So, to critique this idea I decided to go with the idea 

“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”

I went on to research on more different conceptual object and installation, Adding on I would also want to try to work with clay this time round:)

I wanted to make big clay head that shows a various of emotions and also with some heads having concept like they are being force or that peeling their skin off (letting go of inhibition) they are actually feeling very naked on the inside. However, I realize the clay was too hard to mold because the air dry clay dries up way too fast and I would be doing carving instead of molding in the end.

Previously, I have work with polymer clay before, and I know that polymer clay would be the best and most suitable clay to mold small and intricate details design. After trying out, I really love the effect, the clay allow me to easily mold various creepy expression and also allow me to add “contour” because of it’s slightly sticky surface. Originally, I thought that 30 heads would be enough but in total 54 heads would then create that fullness inside a acrylic ball.

Make, make, make…………….
Bake, bake, bake….

I wanted to create the idea of broken up a sturdy “inhibition” that human created for themselves and flowing out real emotions. So I crack an acrylic ball because I wanted the interior babies head to be seen and acrylic is something that is sturdy. But to explore more, I’ve tried searching online and I’ve got this and I went on to try it out:

You may click on the image, it would link you to this artist:)

But after testing I realize the wet tissue are not strong enough and it doesn’t create the rust effect I wanted to have:( Maybe because of lighting. I should have try placing portable light inside. And also this concept doesn’t allowed the interior babies head to be seen.
After showing peter, he gave me feedbacks such that the acrylic ball is too new looking. The glossy surface doesn’t seem to match the matte babies it took pretty detach. He sad maybe I could frost it ( because on part of it was frost when I tried to remove the price tag using ointment)

Going back home, I tried using different type of liquid to see which of it gave the best effect. In the end the original frost that I got from Ointment, weirdly I could not get it, reading online it says that it was because originally I have the adhesive  residue left thats why it was frosted. Try, try ,try Finally! the dish washing sponge gave the best effect. Unlike sandpaper, even with the most smooth sandpaper it would still create a very rough and scratchy lines on the ball. But dish washing sponge gave a very natural frosted effect with no lines!
My sister also love to create fake blood for her scars drama effect. So I started having the idea of changing the ball to a mother’s womb. Since womb have always been the protective cover for babies, fitting into the force inhibition cover.


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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