2016-2017 Field reflection

Modelling and Making

Before choosing the field project I have already decided to do something that really different to my subject and I look at all the project brief until I saw this project I am really interested in what it said: This project is focused on the acquisition and use of locally sourced natural materials for modelling and making, which I am excited about. It is not the only reason because of the project is different to my subject but also using the natural materials to make project is challenging and interesting to me too. And after the project start, all the activities and trips have some new knowledge to me to learn. Start from the first tiny workshop we have is to use all the materials which have been given, to build a thing. And the one which is the tallest and can support a box of chocolate at the end become a winner.

As the pictures on the above, the tower we made is quite tall but we missed the other requirement is the thing have to be able to support on top, however, the structure of our sculpture is quite strong especially the bottom foundation, therefore, it can be built taller and taller. And through this workshop, I learnt that we have to measure every section of the structure before we build, in order to know roughly before we built. Secondly, for building, doing it step by step is the most important rule due to it will affect the whole structure.

Material Mixture

Furthermore, we got some lecture are about understanding the materials, such as cob, lime, hemp, hay, etc. By mixing different material to know their feature and function. For instance, if I do not have the workshop with this project I would never know lime is much lighter than cob after dried. Also, a different type of mixing will change the texture, weight and tenacity of the composition.

St Fagans Trip

There is a trip from one of the lecture is to go and see the building which is built by the ecological material and from this trip, I have learnt more knowledge about different material and to see how to use them to build those buildings. Although it is not really directly related to graphic, we still can see more stuff and inspire our mind. We can think about to use those materials to mix with graphic as us our final work.

Final Project

At the end, in our final project through the wood frame, I did a lot of research on different types of woods joint method in order to us it in our sculpture. And I found something that I have never seen before such as the Biscuit Joint and Mortise and Tenon Joint, therefore, without this project I would not know that knowledge.

Moreover, the challenge for our group is time limited because there are two Erasmus students in the group and they have to finish the whole project by this term so we only have few weeks to finish from start thinking the idea to build and finish the sculpture, time is the main issue for us. Fortunately, our time management skill is not bad, we plan every step in different time also with some extra time for fixing the work, and at the end, we finished it on time. Another challenge is working with other people, luckily it is not a massive problem for our group because I knew there is an issue happen to other group is people did not turn up which is very annoying. This is a team work so everyone should take their responsibility, so everyone should work together because communication is the main element for a group project without this it cannot be group work.

The Whole View

screen-shot-2017-01-12-at-12-32-28-pmOverall, I learnt lots of different knowledge which are totally different to my subject. To me, this field module is not only about learning some building skill or learn how to build thing but also to know about some materials that I have not heard about before so all the thing I got in this field project all totally new. Knowledge is one of the main thing of course but also through working with other people my communication skill and time management skill have been improved. Finally, do something different will help for inspiration sometimes at least for me it is because all the things we did are still relevant to art and design, thus, learning in a different way is quite interesting and fun.

Final Hanging Sculpture

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The significant of information

As the brief said data and information are in everywhere, and they around us all the time, is important elements in our life. Like all the road sign, train map and different types of diagrams are all about information design, therefore, is significant for everyone to learn how to design the information in another way, especially for us (graphic student) who communicate to people all the time by using graphics. In these modules, we learnt lots of skills and methods to design and visualise information. In subject, sometimes we will do something similar but we did not actually learn how to do it so it’s a good opportunity for us to learn more detail. In this field, we got six projects in total and we learnt different knowledge in each project.

screen-shot-2017-01-18-at-10-42-01-pm The first 1/2 day project, we learnt the simple concept of what is information design and see how people develop the visual system. Through working with other people to combine different idea and create a special visual image to indicate those data we got also learning for other group ideas.

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Here is one of the projects that we learnt something new, pictogram is the thing that we use all the time but sometimes we will make misunderstanding due to we didn’t use it in a right way, we will think people can understand what is it mean but actually isn’t. No one really knows what people are thinking about. And this project is teaching us how to those pictogram to tell a story in a clear way. 

I am really glad that all the things I learnt in this field, I can use back into my subject. Because my last field project is about use ecological material to make a sculpture, I am not saying anything is bad and actually, that’s quite interesting and I enjoyed it so much to learn something totally different but the comparison is there are no any skills that I can use back into the subject.

And in the last 3 weeks project, I use most of the skills that I learnt in these few week into my work, which is really helpful in my graphic idea. And in the last 3 weeks project, I use most of the skills that I learnt in these few week into my work, which is really helpful in my graphic idea. 

Overall, the whole field is more interesting than I expected, at the beginning when I looked at the brief, I thought we were going to learn how to use graph and diagram only didn’t think we will learn that much stuff. There are some issues that didn’t happen in the field this time, start from last year there must have some problems came out such as communication problem, working with other subject students sometimes is a bit difficult because people might not understand what each other are talking about. And the other issue is, people didn’t turn up to lecture especially when you have a group project which is the most annoying problem thus, I am really pleased that I chose this field to do.


Overall

I really enjoy doing both projects, although their theme and subject area are totally different, there are some skills I have still have improved in both project. For instance, communication skill by working with different subject students; presentation skill getting better through having presentation all the time and lastly; organisation skill and time management are being much better due to organise our time to do work. The first project I felt excited but nervous because I knew all the things for me must be new and before the lecture start I did worry about the thing might be so difficult to understand but luckily it is not as scary as I thought.

Furthermore, I have mainly learnt different type of ecological material knowledge and some building skills which is not easy to use in my graphic work but it will be the best if I can try to use those skill into it in the future. For example, the final outcome I did, a sculpture(a suspended illusion sculptures) mix with graphic communication message that shows another way to communicate to the audience, although it is an artwork, it still relevant to the graphic. This project gives me a great message about graphic communication is not just limited on paper or digital, sometimes we can use some other way to say things.

The second project is about graphic which is really helpful to my subject, all the skills and methods I have learnt can be very easy to use into my project so I am glad that I have chosen this module. This project told us how to show or demonstrate information successfully and that is the thing that graphic people are doing everyday or even every moment, so all the skills we have learnt about are really beneficial and advantageous. This project I felt more confidence in the lecture and I didn’t have to worry about too much as the first module because the area is still about graphic, so I am glad that I have chosen this module.

Both modules are very good, not only the lecture but also the tutors are kind and friendly too and I didn’t regret to choose these modules. The learning atmosphere and lectures are totally different compared to the level 4 field. Last year one of the projects I have chosen is a bit boring but that is not the problem. First of all, there is nothing related to my subject and the main problem I really annoyed with is there are not many students attend the lectures so people cannot do group work together and even the last presentation there are only ten people attended. However, this year there are not many situations like that, everyone is in the lecture so people can work together. Both final projects have the same issue is time-limited. Even though I finished on time, there is something I can still improve more. Therefore, if I got more time maybe both of the work I can improve more detail items to make both looks better and more professional.

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Significant Info. 3 weeks project

The new brief we got for our final project which is something we can do what we want to do, so there are many choices for us and our challenge is to pick the one we really want to do. For me, the first step is to do a series of research to find out something interesting. So I look up some information design and some facts and statistics videos, at the finally I chose five to six topics as my start point.

  • Stress (The world’s 25 highest suicide rate of countries) – talk about the reason
  • behind the stress and what will happen if we over stress.
  • A day record of human – to do a record of how many resources do people use in a day
  • Allergy (especially food) – make a comparison of how many people have food allergy in different place, and what is the most popular food which people cannot have
  • Food(UK & Macau) – compare the difference between UK food and Macau food, start from the whole meal breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
  • Macau – make an introduction of Macau to let people know and understand more about the place that where I born.

I brought those topics with me to my tutorial, and I asked for opinions and see which is the best to go for, at the end most of the people seems interested to Macau thus, I chose that one to work as my final project.


The next step is to do a series of research about and choose some area that I really want to go for, however, if I want to introduce Macau then actually there are lots of things to talk about so I think the challenge for me is to simplify the information.

  1. The basic introduction of Macau
  2. The distance from Uk to Macau
  3. The area and population of Macau
  4. The history of the relationship between Portugal and Macau
  5. Special culture and travel guide

All the information I look up online, I went to the government official website and the library website to do all the research because all the information cannot be wrong especially something like history, therefore, is better to look up more different places to compare them.

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The conclusion of notes for all my research

Next is to visualise all the idea we got, start to do some basic sketches, simple shape and some drafts. However, I did not do many sketches because my concept is to do a pop-up book and my idea is all the thing in my book is digital so I did most of them in illustrator straight away.


First design

1. The basic introduction of Macau

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I drew it by hand and trace it into illustrator, and the reason to draw this because this is the common road sign in Macau, as you can see there is some Portuguese culture in it like the colour and shape.

2. The distance from Uk to Macau

After the research for this, I decided to use the world map to show how far it is and there are some other elements I have used which are the pictogram of aeroplane and ferry also there will be some flag for showing the places. On the below, that’s the first design I did, and for this one, I did not draw the map because I didn’t think about it when I first did it.

3. The area and population of Macau

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After looked at those data I totally shocked, when I was in Macau I can feel that there are too many people in this tiny place but I didn’t actual realised is that serious, and our density is actually number one in the world. Therefore, I felt I have to tell people this problem definitely after the research.

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On the left is about the density to show people how crowded it is, and on the right from the top to bottom are the population, ethnic group and area size of Macau. 

4. The history of the relationship between Portugal and Macau

Through reading the whole history story of Macau, I picked the main bit I thought is important between Portugal, China and Macau. I decided to use pictogram figure to tell the story which is to use the simple outline to let people understand but because the story is from Chinese so in order to make it more clearly I will put some description and some conversation in it.

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5. Special culture and travel guide

A series of research of culture, travel places and common food, and in order to interest people about this place, I think I should make it be more attractive so I want to make a travel guide map to let people see all the things in it.

Then I made these map for my summary of the research, again this is the first draft so most of them I didn’t actually draw it because on that time there are many things I didn’t consider very clearly.


Sample piece process

After all my ideas are visualised next I want to test piece of my pop-up book so I made a tiny book with all the effect that I want to put also through the mock-up, I knew what I need to improve and what I have to change.

I did this sample in A6 and all the effects and materials I need to use I have tried them out in here before go for the real one. I tried my best to make it as same as my thought and luckily most of them work quite well and all the notes I just wrote down on it. Then when I do the formal book, I can just look at this and do as same as this that’s it.

screen-shot-2017-02-21-at-3-57-02-pmAfter the sample is done, I got my second tutorial which is about what I have to improve for this work. I show all the stuff I have done to my tutor, and there are some suggestions about the digital I made. First, he said the book looks good, there is nothing to change for the book. The thing I have to improve for the digital is about the colour (he suggest me to simplify the colour tone to three to four colour also keep the same style) he suggested if I am going to draw most of the thing then try to draw all of them because it will look better. So I did the improvement through listening to all the suggestions also I look at some examples and books which recommended by my tutor.

Moreover, there are lots of changes for the digital format, like I simplify the colour tone into four, I used the pen tool to draw most of the thing such as the world map, Macau map and all the building that I am going to show, to make them look similar means they are created by the same person.


Improvement 

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The comparison between the first draft and the last design


Pre-final outcome

After the final design is confirmed, next is to print them out and start putting altogether make it become a book. But before do the colour print, I did a print test, in order to avoid printing problem, thus print them in b&w before did the colour print.

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Use all the b&w print did the quick sample again like to check are they in the right size, are they in the right position, or are the text size is correct or not, etc.. When it finished the next process is to do the colour print and make the book. Fortunately, I gave myself some extra time to make sure everything can be finished by time, otherwise, I don’t think I can make it. When I was making the book I though it should be fine, I can finish quite quickly because I have already know the whole process. Although I got some experience before, there are some problems I still cannot avoid. The way I made the book is to print out all the stuff, and stick them on a strong paper or card then fold them up and stick the back together and become a book. Normally I use glue and double-sided tape to put them together and because of that if there is a tiny mistake then it won’t be easy to take it out again, therefore, there are some fail pieces which I made.

 

Sometimes mistakes can help people to improve more, that’s what I get on this project the more mistakes I made, the more improvement I have so that at the end the book is done by time and everything be what I expect I am really pleased with myself, I have lots of fun in this project. I did not only learnt some skills and knowledge but also it let me to understanding more about the place where I come from.

More elements I used in the book


Final outcome

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The final outcome of the book

The significant of information reflection

As the brief said data and information are in everywhere, and they around us all the time, is important elements in our life. Like all the road sign, train map and different types of diagrams are all about information design, therefore, is significant for everyone to learn how to design the information in another way, especially for us (graphic student) who communicate to people all the time by using graphics. In these modules, we learnt lots of skills and methods to design and visualise information. In subject, sometimes we will do something similar but we did not actually learn how to do it so it’s a good opportunity for us to learn more detail. In this field, we got six projects in total and we learnt different knowledge in each project.

screen-shot-2017-01-18-at-10-41-33-pm The first 1/2 day project, we learnt the simple concept of what is information design and see how people develop the visual system. Through working with other people to combine different idea and create a special visual image to indicate those data we got also learning for other group ideas.

Later on, most of the projects are through working in a small group, we have to communicate with different people by ourselves from discussed the topic, collect the information to visualize them. The whole process we have to use our subject skills and communication and collaborate people skill which is the main purpose of the field project. Let different subject student work together and learn things with other students. Different background, culture, experience and circumstance will change people thought, therefore, students can get more inspiration by talking and communicating with the others.

screen-shot-2017-01-28-at-11-17-21-pmHere is one of the projects that we learnt something new, pictogram is the thing that we use all the time but sometimes we will make misunderstanding due to we didn’t use it in a right way, we will think people can understand what is it mean but actually isn’t. No one really knows what people are thinking about. And this project is teaching us how to those pictogram to tell a story in a clear way. 

I am really glad that all the things I learnt in this field, I can use back into my subject. Because my last field project is about use ecological material to make a sculpture, I am not saying anything is bad and actually, that’s quite interesting and I enjoyed it so much to learn something totally different but the comparison is there are no any skills that I can use back into the subject.

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And in the last 3 weeks project, I use most of the skills that I learnt in these few week into my work, which is really helpful in my graphic idea. And in the last 3 weeks project, I use most of the skills that I learnt in these few week into my work, which is really helpful in my graphic idea. 

Overall, the whole field is more interesting than I expected, at the beginning when I looked at the brief, I thought we were going to learn how to use graph and diagram only didn’t think we will learn that much stuff. There are some issues that didn’t happen in the field this time, start from last year there must have some problems came out such as communication problem, working with other subject students sometimes is a bit difficult because people might not understand what each other are talking about. And the other issue is, people didn’t turn up to lecture especially when you have a group project which is the most annoying problem thus, I am really pleased that I chose this field to do.

The Significance of Information-Visual Storytelling 1/2 day workshop

The brief of the visual storytelling project

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At the below is the story that we have to tell and first, we got the story we looked through it once then start to highlight all the main points of the story, especially all the data that is related to such as the what is it about, where the thing happen, when it happen, how it happen and why it happen. After try to draw they out, we decided to work it separately, drew as much as we can then compare all the drawing we did and choose the best elements so actually, we are collaborating our skills and ideas to make the work to be more diverse. screen-shot-2017-01-28-at-11-22-27-pm

In that story, that points out three different times so we think is better to make a time line to show the difference, one is the straight timeline which is the most common design also I did look up some different types of design to get some inspiration in it and there is some research I did:

And at the end, we chose to do the curvy timeline which we thought it is simple but also too complicated due to the time limited, we have to finish it in an hour and a half so keep it simple is the best way for us. We drew all the information around the timeline to show where is it happen and follow the order of the news. Moreover, we didn’t want it to look like too simple and plain, therefore, we drew all the things in different colours to demonstrate how important they are in the story.screen-shot-2017-01-28-at-11-22-42-pm

The Significance of Information-Beautiful Systems 1 week project

One week project brief

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Before we start, we have to decide what topic we want to do and we want to find the data by ourselves I mean is to do the record by hand but not search online so we all the topics we think of must related to uni or around that area because it will convenient for us to do the research. We think of lots of things but most of them are so common such as what colour hair do people have, how many people dye their hair, how people go to uni,etc..those questions are too general. We prefer to do something special and finally, we think of two question, one is about what people choose in the coffee machine, what type of tea and coffee do they get? Another question is how many people have a tattoo in uni, where is that tattoo and do they prefer to show or hide them? Finally, we chose to do the tattoo question because it is more interesting, the next step is to go and collect the data by ourselves, we decided to focus on university before so we are going to different building in uni and ask people who have any tattoo or not if so do they prefer to show or hide it. Furthermore, for this project each person have to make an outcome so how many outcomes have to do it depends on how many people in the group and our group we only got two people so we decided to do male and female separately.

All the record and data we got 


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The summary of all the information

After collected enough data that we need and we have to arrange them, and through the data we got, we create six categories about where the tattoo is, also three small categories about they want to show, hide or they do not have any tattoo so in our final work there will be nine things to show in the work.


Before work on the computer, we made some draft to think about how we going to present it, at the below, there are some basic concepts we got at the very beginning after doing some research.

Me and my group mate is from graphic so we have to put and add some graphic skill into it, the first idea we got is to make a 3D scale, however, we thought we should start from the easiest to the most complex idea so we will first start the idea on the computer and see how it looks like then if it is work then we will try to hand-made them.


Screen Shot 2017-01-27 at 11.20.46 pm.pngThe first outcome we did is follow the draft on the left-hand side. We put the body part on the right side of the circle and on the left is about show and hide, each line represent one tattoo, like if someone got two tattoos in different part of the body then there will show two lines but if there is no tattoo and there is a category of No and we will put the line between show and hide.

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The digital version of this circle chart – tattoo comparison

I used a specific colour to indicate the gender so on the left is a male chart, right is a female chart, all categories got different colours and the word ‘show’ and ‘hide’ I use light and dark colour respectively to show the meaning of the word. And the main reason to use the different colour, in order to create a colourful chart also it makes easier to count. After doing this chart, me and the other group-mate try to make it 3D by different material such as string, paper, and fabric, etc. 

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This is her experience and the main materials she has used is string and paper but it does not look good and I think the main reason is because she glued it, it will look better if she actually to sew it.Screen Shot 2017-01-28 at 12.33.10 am.png

And this is the one that I made and the difference between them is first I sewed it but not glued also I use fabric instead of paper but the problem is fabric is really soft so it is a bit difficult to sew it flat in this issue paper is better, however, we did not use it at the end. Although is it a good experience for trying, it still did not look like what we want so we give up and try to think of more idea to work on.


Another style design and the idea came from the circle chart and some of the research, the method is similar to the circle chart but just the way of showing those lines is different and it looks like a path.

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The second design I made and the inspiration came from the first circle chart, those dots around the circle is my inspiration also I create a male and female figure which is for putting the dots on top.I use the word ‘tattoo’ to make a pattern and create a new layer on top, in order to tell people it is about tattoos.

This concept is to use different colour dots to point out each category and I put the dot on the figure to show the position clearly and after all the dots is put, I created a pattern which looks like a constellation, by using a line to link all dots together, however, it is still not our favourite piece also we thought it is a bit messy therefore, it might not be the best option to show.

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Another draft I made on the computer, using the same figure and use some spots to shape the outline, use the same colour as the previous design to make the outline more colourful.screen-shot-2017-01-28-at-12-19-33-pm

Through the draft on the above, I made another design which is more obvious and unusual. I used the same colours for each part but for the ‘hide’ section, I did not use other different colours to indicate them, too many colours will create confusion. In order to avoid this issue, I use the same colour as ‘show’  but I just kept the stroke of the outline.screen-shot-2017-01-28-at-12-49-07-pm

The comparison between the background of the figure and find out which is the best to show. There are lots of colour spots on that chart and the background, outline and the colour will influence people to see the spots, therefore it is essential to make it clear.

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Our final design is inspired by the circle on the below, each circle represent one person we will use three different colours to demonstrate ‘show’, ‘hide’ and ‘no’. Me and my group-mate decided to make it individually, do it as what we think of and after we finish we will look at each other work and choose one to be the final outcome.

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For me, I was thinking to use the figure that I made before and put the circle on top, where the circle I put means where the tattoo is. About the colour, I used black to represent ‘no’ also I used light and dark colour to represent ‘show’ and ‘hide’, and that colour depends on the gender which is as same as the circle chart male is blue and female is pink.

This is my thought of this idea, people do not have any tattoo so I put the ‘no’ circle on the background which is behind the figure, and body part categories from the head to legs are all over, back, arm, chest, stomach and leg. It is very clear to see the difference between female and male. 

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After a consideration of the colour issue, I made one more in a black colour background and change the black circle and the outline of the figure into white and compare which is more easy to see and count. As you can actually both of them are quite clear to see but the black one is more stand out, so much so that we chose the black one to be our final outcome and the final step I just have to add the information text back then that is done.


The final outcome – tattoo comparison male & female

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On the below, there are the designs that made by the group-mate, and the idea she did is start from all over, arm, back, chest, stomach, legs and none. We both used some similar elements but it looks totally different, I used the body figure to the body part but she use a line as the body, I really like the way she demonstrated the whole thing, made it in a straight line which is really special.


I got some suggestion after the presentation, so I did some improvement after collected all the advice. The white circle should change the colour lighter to make it look actual behind the figure also the outline of the body, and some of the text is too big.

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The Significance of Information-brief and First Data 1/2 day workshop

The new project we got after the first day we went back to uni of Christmas holiday and this field project is about information design. In the morning, we have had an hour lecture introducing about what is information design and look at some examples to have a concept of how we should develop the visual system of showing the information. After we got the brief, we start our first data workshop and before we start, we have told to answer all the question individually.  When all the students answered all question next, we were putting into a different group with one of the questions also, those answers of that question became our data. Those are the questions:

  • 1. If you had to be stuck in a lift with somebody, who would that be?
  • 2. What is your favourite book/publication?
  • 3. If you had to listen to one song on repeat, what would it be?
  • 4. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  • 5. What is your Guilty Pleasure?
  • 6. Who inspires you?

And I was put in group 6 with the question who inspires you, once everyone has sat down, we first separated all the answers in groups then named the categories. Then we have to start thinking how we want to show and visualise the data, the first idea we got is to use a body figure to show the amount.

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the information and data we got for the question and this is the draft after we put them into groups 

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This is the figure that we made, we divided it into five to six parts and each section represents a certain amount. However, we did not do it at the end because we were told that we focused the things wrong, our idea is focusing on the people so we made the figure but we seem forgot what the question is. Who inspires you? we point out who gave us the inspiration however, we did not show what inspiration we got and that is the thing we should show. Therefore, we changed the idea into something related to the inspiration. 

 

The digital form I made in my spare time although we did not use the idea finally, it still can be a record of the project, also I added some element of it. 

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This is the pattern represent ‘inspiration’, and I use this pattern to create the figure on the above, it is something that very difficult to explain and for me ‘inspiration’ is very colourful, it is everywhere and it is an explosion. 

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 The second idea we got is quite pretty and colourful, we think some special shape represented the word ‘inspire’ and we think of something like flowers(represented the number of people), cloud(represented our ideas, inspiration) and trees(represented the process of when our knowledge and ideas are growing.)

This visual system we divided it into six sections as well and the smallest amount start from the bottom so as you see number six is the biggest. Inside each part, we drew a different amount of vines, flowers, people and other tiny drawings and that amount is represented by each number of the data. However, after it’s done we found out there is one mistake, the size of number 2 is bigger than 3 and that’s our carelessness we did not make the measurement right when we were doing the draft but at the same time that’s the only problem we got, so we still feel pleased.


There is an extra idea we got at the below but we did not use it because we felt it’s quite common therefore we chose to use the one above.

screen-shot-2017-01-18-at-10-41-40-pmOn the left is the rough draft of this idea, we use the different colour to represent each category, and the reason for using the word ‘inspire’ because we want to add some graphic skills and elements in it however before we finished the whole work, we thought is too simple to show the information so we decided not to use it.

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this is the actual form of this idea which working on a large paper

 

 

 

 

 

Handing Sculpture-final step & outcome

After the whole frame is done, next is the final step which is to create the cube and hang them on. Before we make the cube, we have to know the proportion of each component for mixing because the different amount will change the texture of that mixture, therefore, we have to totally understand the right amount and for this, we ask for a help to the tutor who is the expert of materials. About the cube, we did some test before so we know what materials we are going to use but only the proportion we are not very sure, and those cubes are mixing by lime and hemp. 

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The mixing of the cube

After we got the right scale, next is to shape the form of the cube. We decided to make 30 cubes in three sizes which are 6, 7 and 8 centimetres respectively, so each person has to make 10 cubes of a specific size. At the below is the draft that I made to measure how many cubes we need and how will it looks like. I estimated that the whole things need 26 to 27 cubes and the rest of it is the spare cubes to make sure we got extra if there something happens.

 

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The draft of the hanging cubes

 

However, in the shaping process, we found out it is not easy to form them all in the same size and shape so we thought they do not have to be exactly the same but they have to look similar at least. We tried our best to form and shape finally, we finished all the cubes and as you can see although they are not perfect most of them are still look quite good.

 

Now what we have to do is to wait until all dry and it will take few days of drying, but in the time of waiting we can work another stuff if to paint the frame. Due to we want it to look good also we have time to do it so we make a decision to paint it by limewash.

 


A few days later, all the cubes dry and the final step is to hang them on the frame, we separate into three jobs, one person standing in a specific to tell another person who is going to hang the cube, and the third person is the drop the cube which have already hang on the frame, into the limewash to make them look better. The most time-consuming part is to fix the cube to a right position because the cubes are hanging in different places so even a tiny movement, it still can change the form of the word. 


Finally, it’s done

The different angle to look at the work, showing that people have to stand in a specific area when they are looking at the work if not it will look very abstract such as the images at the below.

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You can see more clear in here as what I say a tiny bit of movement can change the form because they are hanging from near to far

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This is the final view of the whole work and the red footmark is to tell people where they have to stand. The overall be much better than we expect, the things we did well is we finished on time, it became what we expect all our group mates did their work. On the other hand, something that did not go well like the time limited, although we finished on time finally, the whole process is fairly rush, if we have more time then we can order some stronger timber, can do more practice also can fix it more detail.

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the word “celf” means “art” in welsh