## Planes in 3D Space (21 Sept 2016)

Planes in 3D Space

I believe most of us were really perplexed when our class got this project for assignment 2 (At least I was VERY perplexed). I wondered how was it possible to create 3D space with just planes?

I did some preliminary research regarding artists who did installations with strings and observed how people used strings to create art online.

And after much exploration online, I did my first model for the assignment.

Inspiration: Waves of the Ocean

I was drawn by the crashing waves of the ocean when I first started sewing the paper because a certain amount of tension applied onto pulling the strings would cause the paper to bend.

Study Model

Top Side View

Side View

Side View

Top View

• The study model has lesser strings and the negative spaces were more spread out.
• I also attempted to create a whirling action in the center (Dark Purple plane) by continuously sewing the lines in a crisscross interlacing of strings manner to create a continuous pattern. Sadly it did not turn out well and the interlacing turned out rather messy and congested.

After consulting with Mr. Peter, I made final modifications to my work.

Final Submission

Top Side View

Frontal View

Side View

Angle of display where tension of strings are strongest.

Video of Planes in all angle upon rotation: img_0857

(Hopefully the video can be opened >.<)

The plane on the extreme left (Light Purple plane) is less acute than the plane on the extreme right. This is to mimic the swirl and energy of the waves when it is riled up at the start.

And the plane on the extreme right (Light Blue plane) is more acute and more parallel to the plastic board to mimic the waves that has lesser energy and swirl.

For the plane in the middle section (Dark Purple), Mr. Peter suggested I lift the strings up by bringing the strings over the top, rather than interlacing them. This lifting effect in the center I realized, creates a sense of 3 Dimensionality space.

Difference between Model & Final?

• More holes in Final were punched and less negative spaces between each line.
• The planes are more stretched and are longer in the Final than the Model.
• Change in choice of material from paper to plastic board.
• No interlacing of lines in the middle, but strings are lifted when almost parallel to board.

Problems faced

1. Tension of the strings loosens when the knot I tie in the end is not close enough to the hole.
2. Tension of the string AND plastic loosens when left to display for a long time.
3. Tension of the strings loosen on the planes I’ve completed when I do other planes.
4. Over estimation of tension applied ruins the configuration of strings.