As I posted in my blog recently, I carved and got a casting square piece last week. I used this piece as mould to make some silica gel samples. Doing this is one of the ways of translating the lizard skin, including the texture and colors. These color patterns are all based on my research […]Read more "Translate lizard skin and exploring colors"
Last Thursday, we had a workshop about colors. We organized the objects we brought, into color categories. That’s how this amazing object rainbow comes. At the same time, my exploration of colors on my own project is carried on as well. I’m exploring the natural colors and patterns on the lizard skins, and experimenting on […]Read more "Color session：Building our color library and exploring colors on my own project"
I cut some part of lizard skin patterns, and made tile pattern, playing with these colors and patterns.Read more "made some tile patterns of lizard skin"
This design basically needs repeating of the shells and connectors. So I was keep making mould and more samples with different original pieces. Meanwhile, I’m experimenting on making soft silica gel surface. The next step is color them.Read more "Keep repeating in different ways"
After printing and casting the original pieces of samples, I made moulds for repeating them. I used silica gel to make the moulds, and poured liquid resin inside. I tried clear resin and resin mixed with acrylic colors. Some pieces were good, some were bad because of air bubbles. I cut the moulds in different […]Read more "Making moulds with silica gel"
3D print should better be used for tiny and more complicated pieces. This time I still use 3D print to make this shell, but I adjust it into a harder for handmade but better for my structure design one. My experiment plan for this shape as a unit of the structure is using soft connectors […]Read more "Another 3D print shell—-print into whole piece and using soft material to make connectors"
During my drawing experiment about colors, I had an idea about crazy lizards, and repeat the lizard head on the shell of the structure. the Repetition art always have strong visual feelings, so I carried on the experiment of this idea at the same time with other works.Read more "Crazy Lizard—-carving lizard head and experiment on this idea"