I decided to play around with a hot glue gun after Prof Ina suggested it to me. I started dribbling the hot glue around on a black piece of paper and didn’t really have any proper direction or clue as to what I was doing until I stumbled upon something that I thought was pretty cool!
It looks like I dribbled hot glue all over the place (I did><) but this was when I came across a cool technique to create lines!
I realised that the thin stringy lines that using hot glue produced looked really cool under a light source! They were thin and fragile looking and looked very glossy when done repetitively over a surface.
I decided to replicate this on a new piece of paper by continuously stretching the glue into thin strings and allowing them to rest neatly on the surface of the black paper. The shiny nature of the strings created a nice contrast with the black background, especially under the light.
Another picture of the paper and glue-strings under the light- this time from a little further away to give more of an overall impression.
A close-up of the strings of glue.
I also really liked the edges of the paper- I needed to glue the glue-strings down onto the paper to anchor them, which resulted in these thick blobs of glue that stretched into thin lines.
Lea spends most of her time playing detective games and pretending to be smarter than she actually is (but gets a painful reality check when she gets stuck on the puzzles)
nice to see something that is more structured and geometric..hope you can “tame it” for the line example!
most importantly you are trying new things!