How did you feel about your performance in the assessment? Can you identify any key learning points for your practice? I think I’ve prepared the ppt properly, but my introduction words about all the research, concept and making process should’ve be more clearly. About the content, the main problem was my final […]Read more "My Reflection of Last Module; A Brief Context Map"
Since last module finished, I’ve slowed down and thought about my action plan. Meanwhile, we are having a new module so that everyone has an opportunity to make a complete contextual map, in which form I could be more clear about what is the final looking of my project as I expect. I’ll post another […]Read more "Sketch1: Thinking about build a new 3D model for next stage development"
During last module, I did research on an artist: Bart Hess, who inspired me to think and explore more on translating lizard skin through the language of jewellery. Now this artist I’m talking about is Bart Hess’s good partner, Lucy Mcrea. Their work inspired me on different point. Lucy Mcrea’s artworks always fully use body, […]Read more "Artist Research: Lucy Mcrea—Inspiring me on wearability"
I used several ways to colored the shed skin, there are dry color powder, acrylic colors and nail polish colors. I mixed the dry colors with liquid rubber, and attached to the shed skin, make sure the liquid is completely attached to the shed skin. when they were dry, the shed skin were flexible again […]Read more "Shed skin experiment: color and rebirth"
I drew this patterns based on lizard skins color palette and texture with different ways and materials. Then I translate these paintings on the baked-white shells as the basic color covering. Last time, I found that drawing on the fabric which was attached to the paint board, then get rid of the fabric after painting, it […]Read more "Paintings for vacuum heat print and texture making"
Recently I’ve started to deal with the shed skin of lizard and snake, because lizard shed skin is much harder to collect than snake’s, so I started with snake shed skin firstly. Before the experiments on the shed skin, I did some research on the artworks with this material, there are few results now. Here […]Read more "Starting experiment on reptile shed skin & research on shed skin art"
Last time I made this pattern with software, using the picture of part of lizard skin. Yesterday when I when to Birmingham library, I noticed some posters on the wall have some association with the pattern I made before, and it have better and higher visual quality. These posters are for Birmingham City Council’s “Big […]Read more "Outdoors research: Posters on the wall out of Birmingham Library gave me an inspiration of making “skinlike pattern”"
My research on Bart Hess started from material exploration. Review what I did so far, I’ve already led my project work into a product making stage. However, the product now is still not innovative. I analysis my whole work, in my opinion, the most important part I’ve missed is pushing the translated skin into product stage. […]Read more "Artist Research: Bart Hess"
Based on the experiment I did, I drew a new pattern and adjust it by software. This 3D vacuum heat print would show better result with higher contrast and saturation color. Also, the machine would turn all the color more purple. So I adjusted the color into a state which more fit the machine’s colors […]Read more "Product making record: Try another color pattern"
In my last last tutorial, Jiwan suggested me to develop this flat plates at the same time. Because I was carrying on the other shell making, so I put less time on this one. Here is another pieces which I spread digital coat and baked the into white, then do colors afterwards.Read more "Keep developing flat plate samples"