Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Same design as the plywood before but in Calico. Only now do I see how flimsy the pattern is - just taking it off the lasercutter made parts of it snap. the most obvious application for for this in my opinion is lighting.
I have heard Tord Boontje's name bounced around the studio from time to time, but it wasn't untill I looked him up that I dicovered my lasercut holds such resemblance to a piece of his, made for Habitat in 2002. This 'Garland Light' is a long metal arrangement of flowers that can be wrapped around any lightbulb. I remember admiring this piece in a schoolfreind's kitchen when I was around 15, so it was a delight to stumble upon it on his homepage.
Monday, 21 February 2011
Saturday, 5 February 2011
Lazercut images taken to screen print. At first, all my prints onto calico were blotchy, and it took me ages to realise what I was doing wrong. I ran over the screen too many times with the squeegee thinking that I would be scraping away excess ink, where in actual fact I was only pushing more ink through, making the image bleed. I also discovered that puff binder makes my inks streaky, and looks like bread mould.