[The Exploration and Development]

I kept my journal grey scale as all the exploration and works are all black and white. 

I divided my journal into 8 parts; 

- Introduction, 
- Automatic Techniques, 
- Mono-printing, 
- What are lines?, 
- Furtherin-dept research, 
- Artist reference, 
- Exploration and Development 
- Final

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Selected pages on automatic techniques

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Selected pages on Mono-printing

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What are lines?


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Further research

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Artist reference

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The journal process continues on OSS...

“A Line is a dot that went for a walk”

This project is inspired after famous quote by artist Paul Klee
In this project, we are suppose to use concept of line to interpret eighteen topics following the template given on the assignment sheet. Lines should vary to express the character
of the following subjects: anxious, embarrassed, bizarre, exhausted, fragile, systematic, lyrical, turbulent, nonsensical, psychotic, ambiguous, spontaneous, distracted, sloven, sensual, aggressive, awkward, and indecisive.

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Through this learning process, I got to explore many different areas and techniques. Starting with just simple lines which was developed further, I really enjoyed this overall assignment which allows me to explore freely.

I feel all this now.


















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“In the Making”

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Piecing and arranging them together the was the hardest as all the 18 strips needs to be in, not only that, it needs to show balance and contrast in it. Following and inserting the principles of art and design, I played around with the arrangement around 6 times just to get the perfect look for the overall presentation.

Try Out Process 1

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The final execution continues on the next post… 

“Thinking out of the box”

The Exploration and Development

Also inspired by Ed Moses art piece, i decided to try a technique which i thought out of the box.

Story Line 1 (Thinking out of the box)

Huge and small bubbles represents the thinking out of the box technique.Ed Moses being experimental and unique, this is what inspired me.

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Story Line 2 (Injection of water into bubble wrap represents the ideas that is filled in the bubble wrap.)

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Story Line 3 (Black and white half or full filled represents the amount of spontaneity in it.) #Spontaneity

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What if i burst the water? What explosive effect will it develop into? Inspired by Cai Guo Qiang //(Experimentation with explosives and the development of his signature ignition events)

“Ed Moses”

The Exploration and Development

This artwork caught my eyes, which made me want to develop further.


While exploring Pinterest, I came across this technique called the Shibori Technique. It reminds me of Ed Moses art work.

Shibori Technique is a Japanese tie-dyeing technique where there are an infinite number of ways one can bind, stitch, fold, twist, or compress cloth for shibori, and each way results in very different patterns. Each method is used to achieve a certain result, but each method is also used to work in harmony with the type of cloth used.

Therefore, the technique used in shibori depends not only on the desired pattern, but the characteristics of the cloth being dyed. Also, different techniques can be used in conjunction with one another to achieve even more elaborate results.

Below are the process of my Shibori Technique

Part 1

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Part 2 (Tying and soaking)

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Part 3 (The outcome after releasing the rubber bands)

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Part 4 (The infested outcome)



‘The Ed Moses inspired outcome’

Part 5 (The process of boiling)-Youtube link


The Exploration

(Inspired artist- Jackson Pollock)

Part 1

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Continuing on the Jackson Pollock effect which I posted on one of the post, I explored the design further. I decided to have it layered to give it a fragile feeling which is listed in one of the 18 emotions that we were suppose to do.

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The fragile feeling: Pieces of fragmented look

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Development on the next technique inspired by Ed Moses art pieces continues on the next post …

[The Exploration and Development begins]

Studied and research in-dept- 3 artist that inspired me,

-Jackson Pollock-

-Ed Moses-

-Cai Guo Qiang-

I did my final exploration on my 18 strips

“I did my


on the 18 strips”


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During the making, I had many exploration and it was quite hard to choose from. When I did the arrangement, I felt that something in the artwork seems to be missing. All the arrangement of the works looks plain and flat.

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I did more development on the designs. Through this process, I tried creating designs that i did not try before.

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The developmental process continues on the next post…



“Cai Guo Qiang”

The Exploration

(The explosive art inspired by Cai Guo Qiang)

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Explosion created unique effect of art in a different way.

Inspired by the use of gun powder,

I decided to use various methods to create an explosive effect which Cai Guo Qiang created.

Part 1

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Showcasing the explosion effect, i decided to use the hair dryer to spread the paint around to create an art piece inspired by him. Attached below are few more abstract pieces.

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Fabric dyeing also creates a unique finish of the explosion effect style. Tying with rubber bands and boiling it for 30 minutes, the effect that appears gives it a light and dark effect.

“The journey of Cai Guo Qiang artist research really taught me who to explore more and also think of various ways in making use of materials.”



“Cai Guo Qiang”

The Techniques  

Cai’s drawings made by igniting gunpowder explosives laid on paper constitute a new medium of contemporary artistic expression.



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 “Together with the explosion events to which they are conceptually linked, Cai’s gunpowder drawings convey his central idea of mediating natural energy forces to create works that connect both the artist and the viewer with a primordial state of chaos, contained in the moment of explosion.”

Inspired by his techniques of the gun powder, I decided to explore using the techniques (not gunpowder haha) to further develop my designs for Assignment 1.

The exploration continues on the next post …

“Cai Guo Qiang”

The Beginning 

Going with the natural explosive look yet showcasing the abstract feel, I decided to explore further into Cai Guo Qiang techniques

(Experimentation with explosives and the development of his signature ignition events)- I love this line which was taken from artsy.net

hjgjhghjWhile living in Japan from 1986 to 1995, Cai Guo-Qiang began exploring the properties of gunpowder in his drawings. Cai’s use of gunpowder has become central to his practice, leading to his…

(experimentation with explosives and the development of his signature ignition events.)


Drawn to the medium for its myriad of associations, his gunpowder work, in addition to his repertoire of large-scale installations and social projects, draws upon Eastern philosophy, Maoist sentiment, and contemporary social issues. Though his fireworks are immediate signifiers of Chinese culture, Cai’s aim is to transcend these boundaries, establishing dialogue between viewers and the world around them. His site-specific work often alludes to the culture or history of the city or region where his work is presented, as in his series of ignitions “The Century with Mushroom Clouds: Project for the 20th Century” (1995-96), conducted at symbolic locations in the United States to, as Cai has said, “depict the ‘face’ of the nuclear bomb that represents modern-day technology.”

Source taken from: https://www.artsy.net/artist/cai-guo-qiang

Cai Guo Qiang techniques continues on the next post …