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Reading Response -- nov 10th
I am making some experiments with form. I realize the paper form is fascinating and malleable. I made lots of small nuanced adjustments to the file design.
I purchased more materials too:
Colored paper and photo paper
laser cutting experiments
I was looking at some rugs. The idea of an animal skin rug came to me. I was imaging a standing rug form and created a few prototypes on the idea with cardboard and laser cutter.
After talking to Ben in class, I see that there is a gap between the form experiments I did and the materials I went for. I think the next step for me is to try it with some more easily manipulated materials, such as paper or even fabrics.
some past attempts
During the summer, I did some physical sketches on soft toys. The way I made them was very low planning and all scratch. I didn't do any drawing or ideating on them. Instead, I dived right into the creation and let the physical process guide me. Because the ideation process has been very scary and counterproductive, I decided to bring them into the art toy's lens to be examed to remind myself of how this process is supposed to be.
ideation and first attempt
Thinking of ideas is stressful and scary. I think this thought has been the theme of my life recently. When I stepped into the classroom, along with the excitement, I felt anxiety creeping up behind my back.
We are tasked to start with the peg doll as an assignment and initial practice. From this practice, I learned that hinges are a hard element to manage. If I were to go into this direction, I need to find a better way to present such joint.