間 MA’s Obscure City of Voids (Group C: Daphne, Niki, Zhong Wei)

Hey there! This is the PDF of me, Zhong Wei and Daphne’s City, as well as our group’s collective moodbox. As the actual PDF is too big to be uploaded onto OSS (and compressing it makes the image quality really bad hais), this is the Google Drive link where it can be viewed and downloaded:


It was a really fruitful (and tiring wow) journey. Hope our efforts pay off! 🙂

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間 MA’s Obscure City of Voids: My Moodbox!!

Hey there!! This is the write up for our moodbox that my group individually made as a precursor to the City of Voids. Using some resonating tonebars, claves and finger cymbals, me, Daphne and Zhong Wei managed to come up with two pieces, keeping in mind to have a dominant, subdominant and subordinate sounds in the piece.

This one is the first one, which sounds sort of melancholic and mysterious.

For the second piece, we decided to make it more lighthearted with a different sort of composition as well.

Here’s the instruments we used!

Left: Resonating tone bars, Right top: Claves, Right bottom: Finger cymbals

For my moodbox, I chose to go with the piece I preferred more, which was the second happier tune. I analysed the piece in Audacity to see the dominant, subdominant and subordinate sounds easier.

Analysis of Audacity file for City of Voids Music

Specifically, the dominant was the resonating tone bars, the finger cymbals the subdominant and the claves the subordinate.

Relationship Instrument Qualities
Dominant Resonating tone bars Clear and ringing, lingering, flowing
Subdominant Finger cymbals Scrapey, clangy
Subordinate Claves Blocky, clear, crisp

After a night of staying in ADM till 2am, I finished my mood box!! As I didn’t have a lot of materials on hand and I wanted it to be made out of one material, I chose to use purely paper.

City of Voids Moodbox, Front view
City of Voids Moodbox, Side view

Essentially the whole structure is made out of strips of paper.



City of Voids Moodbox, Dominant, Front view

I wasn’t aware we had to stick closely to number of notes, so I decided to take a more abstract route of describing the quality of the sound visually. As the sound was clear and ringing and flowing to me, I decided to do something planar and curvey. I thought it would look interesting to have the curves variate in their crests and troughs, and I covered the bottom of the box with them to show that they were a constant base in the music.

City of Voids Moodbox, Dominant close up



City of Voids Moodbox, Subdominant

I made the strips thinner than the strips at the bottom of the box to show their subdominance. As the finger cymbals had a scrapey sound, I scored the strips to create creases and folds. However, because they were played by circling and tapping, I decided to illustrate the difference in motions by leaving one of the strips as it was.

City of Voids Moodbox, Subdominant close up



City of Voids Moodbox, Subordinate

I tried to bring across the blocky and interruptive nature of the claves by placing it right in the middle of the waves, with two blocks to show the two notes. However, I made them two different sizes because I thought it’d be interesting, but Cheryl’s suggestion was to make them the same size because the two notes had no variation. Which made perfect sense and also because I had difficulty propping up the longer block. :’) Such an ugly wire I cry!!

City of Voids Moodbox, Subordinate close up

City of Voids Moodbox, Top view
City of Voids Moodbox, Interior

Overall, Daphne, Zhong Wei and I had very different and interesting moodboxes that reflected our different aesthetics and perceptions of the music! Next up is our collective moodbox and city. 🙂

  • Niki


間 MA’s Obscure City of Voids: Modular Structures Research

Hey guise!! This is my post on researching modular structures for Project 4 of Foundation 3D. :-)))

In general, modularity refers to the degree to which a system’s components may be separated and recombined. This concept is found in many aspects in the world, but I’ll be focusing on nature and built environment.


When it comes to nature, what the module is exactly can be seen in a number of different ways.

1. It may be used to refer to organisms that have an indeterminate structure wherein modules of various complexity may be assembled without strict limits on their number or placement. This is shown clearly in plants, who have different components like leaves or twigs that are arranged to form a whole plant.

Image taken from www.blog.wolfire.com

2.  The term has also been used in a broader sense in biology to refer to the reuse of homologous structures across individuals and species. It can refer to how organs and bones act as modules to make up the entire organism, whereas some prefer to look at more basic units of life, like the cell or genes, as modules that form organisms.

Image taken from www.futureistech.info
this could be a good meme. Image taken from www. new.homeschoolmarketplace.com


Architecture can be split into two types:

  INTEGRAL Architecture in which the number of functions is considerably larger than the number of components, which implies that some components are involved in delivering multiple functions.
  MODULAR  A system composed of separate components that can be connected together. You can replace or add any one component (module) without affecting the rest of the system.

GOOD: Modularity in architecture is more practical and cost-saving as the designs are maximised from a limited number of components, resulting in more productive building.

NOT SO GOOD: However, over-doing it may result in inefficient performance and the repetition leading to a loss of design identity.


1. Charles De Gaulle International Airport – Terminal 2E, Paris, France

Image taken from www.arch2O.com

The road infrastructure is part of the site’s entire composition as roads and viaducts come together and converge at the center of the terminal, flanked by two modules on each side.

All these modules, located at the heart of the aircraft area, form four narrow 60 meter-wide buildings where travelers can see aircrafts from the road. Each module is covered with trapezoidal shells forming four radiating arcs when seen from the sky.

2. Traditional Japanese rooms

Image taken from www.sinonomesou.com
Image taken from www.wabisabidesign.co.uk

The usage of standard tatami mats to plan out the sizes of rooms is considered a way of using modules. However, apart from that, the rooms are also divided into different parts that can be seen as different modules as well. Apart from the tatami, there is also the fusuma, the sliding doors in a room, and the shoji, the translucent sliding doors. The tokonoma refers to the alcove of the room, and the chigaidana  are the built-in shelves.

Mnemosyne’s Scent: ★★★ PON PON PON ☆☆☆ (Part 2)

Hey guise! This is the second part of the write up for the final project of Mnemosyne’s Scent, which I did with the freshest salmon in the bowl, Sihui!!

The first part, done by Sihui, can be found here, with the analysis of the final piece and it’s properties plus the connection to the previous part of the projects:

Project III: Mnemosyne’s Scent


Sihui and I were particularly intrigued by the concept of folding and bending of planar forms that took place in origami and thus wanted to incorporate such forms into our piece. We found some inspiration on Pinterest, many of which were modern forms of origami as well as paper sculptures.

Image taken from www.howwebuiltatimemachine.tumblr.com
Image taken from www.mchsapart.weebly.com
By Matt Schlian, taken from www.theinspirationgrid.com

We thought about incorporating paper bending and folding into our final necklace, but we also wanted to have a metallic element in our necklace, so we also visited the websites of popular jewellery stores to look for trends in planar jewellery! The choker was a particularly apt form of using planar forms.

80s Glam Choker Necklace – Accessorize
Gold Choker – Lovisa
Brushed Gold Cuff – Lovisa
Infinity Drop Earrings – Accessorize



The first piece that we made out of the entire necklace was the origami strap! It was made by folding alternating triangles, and we made a few of such strips before attaching them together:

Choker style: 2 of the origami straps attached together

However, as we intended for the strap to be the dominant piece in the necklace, we felt that having the necklace as a choker would look too small when we would start adding other elements in the necklace. Thus, we started to expand into the idea of attaching another origami strap to make a longer necklace. Here are some of the design ideas that we came up with for both the choker and long necklace:

Brainstorming for designs of the necklace based off the origami strap

We felt that the wire that connected the straps would be the most effective as it would interact well with the strap through piercing, but we also had the shape and amount of wire to think about. Using too much wire could potentially overpower the strap, whereas using too little would make it almost unnoticeable. Furthermore, we still had to think about how we could make a plane using the wire.

Long necklace – 3 origami straps attached together with gold wire as a middle piece

Eventually, we settled on a design similar to the one above, but with two parallel lengths of straight gold wire attached across.

However, funny enough, when we tried to place the necklace over Sihui’s head to get it around her neck, it got stuck around her head and we looked at it and realised it worked better, aesthetically, as a headpiece rather than a necklace!!

However, even after settling that, we had the final element of our headpiece we still had to think about!! We went to our Pinterest board to search for inspiration for the final element.

‘Wave’ by Yaroslav Mischenko, Image taken from https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami_ua/5495573162/in/album-72157631683124740/

We decided to emulate the almost piercing-like structure of the model here, and used a piece of gold wire as the middle strip connecting all the parts together. Piercing strips of gold paper on the wire, we then overlapped and curved the paper to create a series of small planes, and then added blue ribbon as another form of plane that complemented the gold-blue colour scheme of our headpiece.

Close up on the subordinate element of the headpiece

With that, our piece was done!!!

As you can see there were quite a number of challenges in our process, including lack of clarity. Furthermore, we didn’t have a lot of time and so we couldn’t focus on making two pieces or pieces that were large scale in nature. 🙁 But luckily our research process and experimentation helped us to find our footing and we managed to come up with a good final piece!

Mnemosyne’s Scent: Front view of piece

Here’s some alternative configurations of the piece that we did with comments from Cheryl. By removing a component of the necklace and turning that into a bracelet, we created a necklace and bracelet set.

Alternate Configuration: Bracelet
Sihui-sama with the choker and bracelet

Big BIG shoutout to Sihui for being such a kawaii bumblebee model and for being able to work with my horrible schedule haha <333

See yall next post!!!

  • Niki

Mnemosyne’s Scent: Sculpture

Hey yalls!! Here is my post on my process of analysing my favourite and most hated scents, and translating them into a physical and tangible sculpture. The scents that I picked were:

[ G O O D ]  My Jacket 🙂

Me in Taiwan wearing The Jacket circa 2015 🙁 help my glasses are so bad HAHA
Me sleeping in the AJ library in The Jacket during A Levels studying period circa 2016 :’)

My jacket!! I don’t wear it outside, only in hall and at home because it’s kinda worn out and lupsup and I’m afraid of losing it/losing the smell. I bought it for a trip to Taiwan in 2015 and after that I just constantly wore it until it started having a particular smell (smells like me?? but stronger), like what Singaporeans usually call a chou chou/bantal busuk. The memory I associate it with is one of the A Levels study period. I brought it to school everyday cos the library was uber cold and eventually when I took naps in it after studying, the smell was really comforting especially to an over stressed mind. :’) Also, I made really good memories (even though studying was hell) with some of my closest JC friends during that time and I think the jacket also kinda reminds me of them as well. 🙂

[ B A D ]  Coriander >:(

Honestly looking at this picture already makes me feel like I can taste the coriander???? Ohmagod ew help

The smell of coriander. Like eeeew have you smelled that shit. Even worse EATEN IT >:( Ok there are a lot of people that disagree with me on this point (including much of my family and I’m looking at you, Dhanu), but I just can’t find any love at all in my heart for this herb. It smells so strong and has this intense and nasty flavour?? Like you took 300 leaves from a random tree and you put all that nasty flavour into ONE LEAF. I spend too long picking it out of my food and the worst experience is when I mistake it for the spring onion and eat it and then it literally ruins my whole meal ohgad uughghughggh

We were then asked to describe our scents using physical attributes like enveloping, wide, flat etc. Here’s my mind-map and imagining of what the plastic sculpture could look like:

Mnemosyne’s Scent Mindmap



For the final sculpture, we made them out of PET bottles by applying heat using hot air guns and soldering irons to bottles that we cut up. Sounded easy enough until I actually tried it. 🙁 Turns out it’s really really hard to manipulate the plastic into a shape that you want, and it’s more of a process of making something and then working backwards or trying your best to make something that resembles your original idea from there.

Here’s mine in full view!

The upper portion is my good scent, the jacket, which I envision to be something that is cradling and at the same time has this feeling of floatiness and grace. I wanted the top part to look pleasant, almost like the unfurling of flower petals, so I cut out petal-like shapes in the pet bottle and warped them with the hot air gun.

The bottom portion is my bad scent, coriander, as I also wanted to show a wrapping kind of scent, except it was strong and concentrated and nasty and basically was like a trap. So I had cut up the edge of the PET bottle into tiny strips and applied heat till they all curled in on themselves and entangled and twisted into this interesting shape.

I positioned them this way as I wanted to convey a feeling of the jacket’s scent emerging from the scent of the coriander as a ‘free’ entity again instead of being trapped in the nasty scent, like a place of refuge.

Mnemosyne’s Scent Sculpture, Full Front View
Mnemosyne’s Scent Sculpture, Full Side View
Mnemosyne’s Scent Sculpture, Back view

Particularly like the last picture because the light is cast so that it coincidentally falls on the good scent whereas the bad scent is in the shadows?? Hehe.

Mnemosyne’s Scent Sculpture, Upper Portion
Mnemosyne’s Scent Sculpture, Lower portion
Mnemosyne’s Scent Sculpture, Top view

Overall feedback I got was that the shapes and lines were interesting, especially the bottom portion, the coriander, as the twisting gave off a creepy vibe. However, the positioning of the two scents was off as it simply looked like one was placed on top of the other. Cheryl suggested for the jacket smell to expand in scale and instead wrap around the coriander with a big void for breathing space.

Ultimately, this was a really interesting experience, especially looking into the different scents everyone had and for the first time, trying to translate a scent into visual terms. From here on though, the challenge changed drastically into one involving fashion. But that’ll be for next post, so see yall!! 😀

  • Niki

Mnemosyne’s Scent: Planar Models

Hey there guise! :)))) This is a final write up on the entire process of our experimentation with modelling with planes as well as sculptures based on scents.

Here is some information on the deconstruction of a planar model:

Notes on Planar models – Niki Koh, 2017

Since our planar models were to be made out of three strips of paper with varying widths and lengths, the model, like all other exercises, had to contain dominant, subdominant and subordinate relationships. The voids created by the different strips had to also strive to differentiate themselves from one another. Apart from that, the interaction between the different strips should be done through piercing and wedging instead of laying flat against one another, such that the 3D aspect of the model is enhanced.



Planar Sketch Model A, Front View
Planar Sketch Model A, Side View 1
Planar Sketch Model A, Back View
Planar Sketch Model A, Side View 2
Planar Sketch Model A, Top View

For this model, I wanted to create a contrast in the space taken up by the model, so I concentrated much of the planar action in the upper portion of the board, whereas I simply extended the longest strip diagonally across the lower portion of the board. I also wanted the dominant strip to contain a sense of grace, so I curved it into a swooping/falling shape similar to a circle. I tried to carry on the sense of curves by using curving for both the subdominant and subordinate as well. However, I feel now that I should’ve incorporated more bending and complex curves to bring a sense of interest into the piece. Overall, the feedback that I got back was that the diagonal motion of the dominant strip across the paper was interesting, but the voids created by the dominant and subdominant were fairly similar. Furthermore, the interaction of wedging and piercing between the strips was absent (I didn’t know I swear :{ ).

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Gaia’s Ikebana: 3D Project 2

Hello friends! In this new post I will be giving an overview on the 2nd 3D project: Gaia’s Ikebana! Now I wasn’t at the 2nd lesson where most of the guidelines were given but I did know that I had to combine the shapes of a cone, sphere and a cylinder while incorporating the themes of food, a particular season, and ikebana, Japanese traditional flower arrangement. The season I got was spring!


I needed to be able to find food that fit the theme of spring while fulfilling the shapes of a cone, cylinder and a sphere. I thought narrowing down the food to Japanese themed spring food would be more suitable since we were also bringing ikebana into the mix!

Japanese Spring Cabbage

Image taken from The Spruce. Image by Brett Stevens/Getty Images

Japanese Spring Potato

Taken from The Spruce. By Adam Gault/Getty Images

Sakura Mochi

Taken from Japan Info. Source: www. jp.fotolia.com/

Japanese seaweed

Picture taken from Hello Glow.

Japanese seaweed seems to be more of a staple food rather than a spring food, but I thought it would tie in nicely with my idea for a cone, as cone shaped food is really hard to find, so I thought of making a cone out of something flat and flexible instead.

Pandora’s Box: Final Project!

Hello guys! 🙂

So last week I updated y’all on the process about my new sketch models. After that Cheryl gave me more feedback during class and so based on the new feedback, I went on to create my single final model!

Unfortunately, on Friday I came down with a fever during class and couldn’t stay through the whole thing to see the other’s works and the critiques. :'( Plus when I was packing up to drag myself to the school clinic (damn cheap btw) I totally forgot to take pictures of the final model itself. Should’ve probably taken them the day before but I was so tired already and I had other work to do. 🙁 But I will be uploading them on Monday! So I’ll just put the description here first.

Here are the links to the previous posts concerning my process with Pandora’s Box:

3D Sketch Model: ‘Complementary’

Second Draft 3D Sketch Models for Pandora’s Box


The final model is made out of 3 boxes! The biggest box was my original orange Nike box, except I trimmed the top cover of the box to make it fit more like a uniform box instead of sticking out like normal shoebox covers. Initially I wanted to make the bottom box entirely out of wood, but I couldn’t find such big slabs of wood, so I improvised and instead bought cork tape to cover up the box to give a ‘woody’ effect. This was so that I could convey a sense of being grounded but not too flashy as well. The next box is a small box wedged into the top of the big box made out of foam, then covered in hard black paper, such that it would be very muted and less noticeable. After that, I stacked up the final box that was also made out foam, but covered in aluminium sheets that I had cut and glued all over the box (very tedious ouch). I wanted to bring out a feeling that the top box was very heavy and significant, to bring about the feeling of ‘levitation’ into the overall structure as well. I was inspired by modern house structures that are very industrial looking and make use of wood, glass and black metal as complementary materials.

I made it such that the relationships between all the boxes was obvious even from different directions, as I’ll show in the 2D Sketch Analyses later. The large ‘wooden’ box is the dominant, the aluminium box is the subdominant, whereas the little black box is the subordinate.



2D Sketch Analysis of Final Pandora’s Box: Front View
2D Sketch Analysis of Final Pandora’s Box: Back View
2D Sketch Analysis of Final Pandora’s Box: SIde View
2D Sketch Analysis of Final Pandora’s Box: Top View
2D Sketch Analysis of Final Pandora’s Box: Bottom View

As you can see from the analyses, I aligned the middles of the dominant and the subdominant for a more balanced look, thus bringing in a complementary sense. However, I decided to position the subordinate more to side to bring in more interest into the composition, but still at the 1/3 marking of both the subdominant and the dominant, thus tying both the ideas of unity and variety into the model without discounting on the design aspect. Furthermore, I used the positioning such that all the boxes would be visible from any angle. If I had made the subordinate shorter, or placed the subdominant further outwards, from the top or bottom views, there would have been boxes that would have been obscured.




Small-scale application for Final Pandora’s Box
Small-scale application for Final Pandora’s Box

My small-scale application for my model would be a Study Buddy, a machine to assist students or office workers in organising their study life/daily schedules! The first picture shows how the Buddy will be used, whereas the second picture shows the Buddy before it is put to use. The top will be a clock displaying the time and personalised messages. It can even show the weather and other relevant information with a click of a button. The lower half will be used as a message board to hold post-its, reminders, memos, inspirational messages and photos..the list goes on! Apart from that, there is an additional night light attached to the box that can be turned on and off, depending on the time of the day, making sure that the user does not strain their eyes.



Large-scale application for Final Pandora’s Box

My choice for the large-scale application would be a restaurant table! The large surface will serve as a table, whereas the smaller subdominant will serve as a small side table for the customer to place their belongings, or stack their finished dishes on. The subdominant red box is a small drawer to store cutlery and tissues for the customers to use, and could also serve as a beverage dispenser.



While I am fairly happy with my final work, I feel that there were certain aspects I could have improved on. For example, I could have made more use of the crafting techniques like wedging, cradling and piercing, and I could have contrasted the materials better, like making the top of the dominant different from the material of the subordinate. I will definitely take note of these and improve on these aspects for the next Project, Gaia’s Ikebana. Till then, see yall next post! :)))

  • Niki



Pandora’s Box: Second 3D Sketch Models

Hello guys!

So after a few weeks I’ve finally settled on  another look for my Pandora’s Box(es?) with the theme ‘Complementary’! After Cheryl introduced us to the concepts of wedging, cradling and piercing, I found that it was easier to come up with more vivid and interesting ideas and orientations for the boxes.


Second 3D Sketch Model A, Pandora’s Box, Side View
Second 3D Sketch Model A, Pandora’s Box, Front View
Second 3D Sketch Model A, Pandora’s Box, Back View
Second 3D Sketch Model A, Pandora’s Box, Top View
Second 3D Sketch Model A, Pandora’s Box, Bottom View

For this sketch model, I decided to go with the new technique that was introduced called wedging, where a section of a block is cut off such that the curve/corners of another box fit nicely into it. As you can see from the first and second pictures, I cut off a section of the blue foam so that it can fit onto the orange Nike shoe box! I went with this arrangement after Cheryl suggested that perhaps I could try to bring in an element of ‘levitation’ into the composition, and so I tried to stray away from the generic idea of ‘symmetry’ to convey complements. The blue strip is supporting the bigger white box to show the idea of harmony, which is further supported by the Nike box, to try to convey the idea of harmony despite differences.

I think the relationships between the 3 boxes are fairly easy to recognise – the orange Nike box is the dominant, the smaller white box on top is the subdominant, whereas the thin blue strip sticking out is the subordinate. Also, to go further with the idea of ‘complementary’, I arranged the boxes according to the Rule of Thirds, as shown here:

Second 3D Sketch Model A, Pandora’s Box, Side View with Guides
Second 3D Sketch Model A, Pandora’s Box, Top View with Guides

I hope I managed to convey a sense of wonder with the added ‘levitation’ that goes together with the harmonious arrangement of the boxes to create a model that is ‘complementary!’


Second 3D Sketch Model B, Pandora’s Box, Front View
Second 3D Sketch Model B, Pandora’s Box, Side View
Second 3D Sketch Model B, Pandora’s Box, Top View
Second 3D Sketch Model B, Pandora’s Box, Bottom View

My first model containing the same white box had all the boxes flush against each other on one side, resulting in taking away one axis and reducing the potential for a more dynamic model. So I decided to do away with the initial idea of playing with the colours of the boxes and focused more on creating an interesting arrangement of boxes. To bring about a more common idea of complementary, I decided to bring in an order of large, medium, followed by small into the model, with the biggest box on the bottom and the smallest one on the top. Thus, the relationships between the boxes are fairly easy to see, with the white grid box being the dominant, the smaller plank of foam the subdominant, and the thinnest piece the subordinate. With the varying sixes and dimensions of the boxes, there is a sense of having a cluster of contrasting volumes that makes the model more dynamic to look at!

I also incorporated the Rule of Thirds into the model to bring in a sense of harmony:

Second 3D Sketch Model B, Pandora’s Box, Top View with Guides

Hopefully I’ll be able to get feedback from Cheryl about the models and come up with a good final model!

  • Niki

Pandora’s Box: 3D Sketch Models on ‘Complementary’

Hi yall! Last week after the 2D sketch model run-through, we had to take the boxes that we had brought to class and create a ‘Pandora’s Box’, a 3D sculpture made out of 3 boxes of varying sizes (to represent the dominant, subdominant and subordinate relationships), each with a theme assigned to it! My theme was ‘Complementary’, and after a lot of fiddling with masking tape and boxes, here are my two 3D Sketch Models.

Here is the first one:

3D Sketch Model: Complementary A, Front view
3D Sketch Model: Complementary A, Side view
3D Sketch Model: Complementary A, Top view
3D Sketch Model: Complementary A, Top left view

Complementary: combining in such a way as to enhance or emphasise the qualities of each other or another.

For this sculpture, I was going for a more organised look with the pattern of the boxes. So I thought of arranging it such that the boxes were all plain colours and patterns such that there wouldn’t be anything clashing, with the solid orange Nike box, grid patterned pen holder and the plain white lipstick box all on top of one another. I also tried to make it such that they were stacked from large to small, to go with the flow of the boxes’ sizes, of the dominant orange box, the subdominant grid box and the subordinate white box. I wanted it to be such that the idea of ‘stacking’ could emphasise on the different sizes of the boxes to bring an idea of support and harmony. Also, apart from the stacking, I selected the boxes to show roughly the ‘Rule of Thirds’ in the sculpture, with the smaller boxes being one-third of the length of the bigger boxes, and situated in the middle. With this, I hoped that the sculpture managed to convey a sense of compatibility within the three boxes!

However, I feel that the sculpture could be improved on if I perhaps wasn’t limited to a white and orange colour palette, and perhaps could work with other warm colours that could complement the orange even better, like yellow or red. Also, while I tried to stick to the ‘Rule of Thirds’, the top box still seems too small, and I feel that the small box on the top could stand to be more eye-catching to compensate for its size. Hopefully I’ll be able to address these issues next lesson!

Okay then, moving on to the next sculpture:

3D Sketch Model: Complementary B, Front view
3D Sketch Model: Complementary B, Side view
3D Sketch Model: Complementary B, Top view
3D Sketch Model: Complementary B, Top left view

For this sculpture I decided to go for a more colour-based idea! To be honest the theme of ‘Complementary’ was sorta hard because we were supposed to isolate the boxes from their colours and work with their shapes alone, and without colour I was completely stumped on how to complement shapes, so I don’t think I executed the idea very well for the second sculpture. But anyhow, I tried to do it such that the yellow and blue scheme of the Woods’ box matched the blue and yellow of the base box’s yellow and blue label, and same goes for the blue tissue packet with the box’s blue label. I also tried to arrange the blue tissue packet such that it helped to counterbalance the Woods’ box more elongated shape by sticking it onto the other side to weigh the Woods’ box down.

I think there are many ways I could be improving on this sculpture, first with the problem that I don’t think it’s very clear which box is the dominant or subdominant, as both the base and the Woods’ boxes stand out. I will probably need to get a bigger base box! Also, I feel that the overall arrangement of the boxes don’t really indicate that there is any harmony going on. It feels really random and misplaced. Hopefully I can find a better way to arrange my boxes or find better boxes for this second sculpture.

Anyway, I hope to be able to expand on the meaning of ‘Complementary’ next week, instead of just using colours and patterns, and to be able to actually use the boxes’ shapes and arrangements as more solid evidence for the theme. See yall next post!!

Edit: Also creds to Fiza for helping me hold my boxes HAHAHA hand model 10/10

  • Niki