July 31st, 2015
Some of those screen prints I shared recently have been transformed into an army of tiny pyramids. I started out with the idea of turning one print into a single 3D object but decided to maximize the paper by making multiple small 3D objects from each prints.
The first image above is of the larger piece I started out with next to my first tiny pyramid. I made about sixteen of these last week while working at The Leeway studio.
This week in the studio I decided to use up the remaining prints to make as many of the pyramids I could. They are each unique in pattern and it’s interesting to arrange them into a variety of configurations. I love them so much more now than I did as prints.
I keep wishing I had enough prints to make about one hundred more of them because that many tiny pyramids would look amazing!
June 25th, 2015
I haven’t been working on my pattern paper cut project much over the last three weeks because I’ve been focused on other things. But yesterday I finally made time to work on transforming the flat pieces into 3D, and how to connect them together. This is the part of the project I’ve been procrastinating madly, all the while working on it in my head.
I scored the paper and folded the three pieces into half boxes, and used painters tape because I didn’t have archival glue on hand. I’m still not sure if I will glue each box or assemble them with tabs. If they are glued it makes them more difficult to store and ship, while with tabs I can take them apart to make them flat.
I won’t go into details about how these are attached to one another, but they aren’t glued or taped. I love playing with materials and problem solving. The goal is to make this a modular installation of small pieces that fit together to make a larger whole. With this prototype I can see the idea is going to work.
June 10th, 2015
When I was working in The Leeway during my open studio on the weekend I completed my ninth paper cut pattern. I am pleased to have reached this point already, though I am trying to finish two to three of them a week these days.
I made the decision to incorporate a wider variety of patterns and distinguish them by category using colour. Going forward all of the Japanese patterns will be cut from black paper and the Islamic ones will remain white. This means I need to redo all of the Japanese designs I’ve already cut, but I’ve moved forward with cutting new ones from black paper, some of which are pictured here.
At the moment I’m still holding off on sorting out the three dimensional aspect of this installation, but I do have some interesting solutions in my head for how to do it.