Assignment 3: Morphogenetic Construction
For assignment 3, we will explore the relationship of the unit and how unitary elements operate as cellular building blocks towards the growth of complex organic structures.
For our individual research and analysis, I have decided to go with the SEM of Tears where we did a PowerPoint presentation slide!
And the video which failed to play during presentation entails the tear extraction process by the creator of these SEM and how the crystallization is formed:
Construction of Model
So my initial idea was to create the units using egg cartons, but Mr. Peter suggested a better readymade/material can be used to recreate the units as the egg cartons did not really look like the units.
So after much brainstorming, I have decided to use the plastic used to create the previous assignment to create my childhood ‘Fortune telling paper’ toy, as the top view resembled the top view of the unit.
As the SEM of the reflex tears has different repetitive units, the second unit I have decided to go with using Transparency paper to create origami paper box to recreate this unit:
By stacking a smaller box into a bigger box, I was able to create this structure.
Using wires to create this frame, so that when I hang the units, the 3 Dimensionality is enhanced and they are more interactive and flowy. By adding strings across the strings, the units are more connected and flows rhythmically (like liquid), instead of giving an airy feeling.
I was inspired by the baby toy to create the framework.