Wednesday, February 26, 2014

3D Assemblage ideas

For my assemblage, I have two ideas, the plausibility of which are in the process of testing.

The first idea deals with the tinted lenses of human attitude toward nature. We have such an attitude of "what can something do for me" or "what do I get out of this". Much like the cartoon wolf only sees lamb chops when he sees a sheep. After humans process natural products into something "usable" - it is impossible to return it to nature.

The first idea makes natural objects out of their human processed objects. For now, I've settled on the infamous sheep, only made from the wool socks we like to wear. 


The second idea stems from a similar standpoint: humans as animals. People usually separate themselves as much as possible from animals - denying their place in the animal kingdom.

the second idea is to take the human form (whether skeleton or "fleshed") to create the shape of an animal. For now I'm testing the possibility of taking a human skeleton and making a chicken.

Monday, February 24, 2014

"Make something out of something else"

In order to make something out of something else, I first wanted to "see" something out of something else. I pondered humanity's goggles that only see what the world can do for them, constantly calculating what nature can provide of their needs. Instead of seeing trees, we see lumber, paper, wood chips in playgrounds, a campfire. Once the damage is done, we cannot simply give back to nature, merely take and process. An reversible action. 

My idea is simple. Make a natural shape out of the unnatural result of human interaction.
 Thus far I've settled on a sheep made of socks.

Most of the work this weekend however has been on detailing my first 3d model. I have added the neon lighting to the mesh, working on making it continuous and manifold then will send off to Dillon.