experimenting…..

Experimenting with pop-ups and printed paper photo borders!

Experimenting with pop-ups and printed paper photo borders!

Recently made a card for a friend and I tried experimenting different effects for the first time (haha, with sudden inspiration).

Close-up of the card within the card XD

Close-up of the card within the card XD

Experimenting with pop-ups! (Credits to the picture I found online! Thanks!)

Experimenting with pop-ups! (Credits to the picture I found online! Thanks!)

Top view of the card

Top view of the card

Note that the card features k-pop idols as the birthday girl adores them so the card and gifts were “in theme” with the k-wave theme my friends and I thought of for the birthday girl¬†(: Credits to all the sources of the pictures in the card! Sorry for not knowing the exact sources! And thanks Rui Ting for being my card photographer! (((:

Haha it’s been quite a while (ok, a very long while) since I’ve posted anything here and I thought this card seems like a stepping stone to where I can work on for future card ideas OR perhaps to think of newer, better card ideas from here XDDD

"Vintage effect" by the photographer :DD

“Vintage effect” by the photographer :DD

In the past, I’ve been making cards too, just that I was too used to sticking to my old style of making cards and I didn’t attempt to get newer materials or ideas (my bad :/). So this time round, I’ve decided to take a leap forward and be more adventurous haha (:

The very front of the card! :D

The very front of the card! ūüėÄ

birthday card for a friend!

Although my coursework ended last year, i shall still upload pictures of the¬†(more noteworthy) stuff i make now and then¬†:D.¬†¬†Thinking back, this is indeed a good platform to keep track of our progress once in a while. At¬† first, it was kind of¬†tedious to¬†pen down our¬†thoughts¬†in detail to describe¬†each piece of work and idea. However, ¬†now as i read back the previous posts, i think doing so¬†is actually very worthwhile¬†because as we read back, these posts actually brings back memories on the effort put into every work, the kind of ideas we were able to think of…..it is¬†nolstalgic in a sense.

Anyway, I was making my friend a birthday card and i quite liked the overall look. However, my handphone camera, coupled with poor lighting, did not really do me justice in capturing the exact essence of the card.

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1-http://liqiairgirl.wordpress.com/2009/07/16/clouds/
2-http://chanceofhope.wordpress.com/2009/09/28/2d-works-surrealism-oil-painting/#comments
3-http://kiyo0jinjin.wordpress.com/2009/09/28/last-year-paintings/nunu-opus-02/#comment-12
4-http://poohiefied.wordpress.com/2009/06/19/surrealistic-painting-exercise/#comment-9
5-http://asukacherry.wordpress.com/2009/04/05/artworks-ii/#comment-26

Coursework Progress – Final (take a closer look at the circles)

Here’s part of the coursework final…i shall provide photographs of the ‘circles’ you may see in the final. ūüėÄ They are none other than the staple food and food of indulgence. These circles seen are cut from thin wood (slightly less than 1cm thick). The food images are painted in acrylic paint and each circle includes technological part(s).

STAPLE FOOD

Look closely again...the cucumbers are shaped like gears...

Look closely again...the cucumbers are shaped like gears...

 

Pizza anyone? One of the pepperoni slices have been altered to look like part of a battery cell from a circuit....

Pizza anyone? One of the pepperoni slices have been altered to look like part of a battery cell from a circuit....

 

Instant noodles or wires?

Instant noodles or wires?

I¬†didn’t really like the instant noodles in the bowl as they can be further improved on and the background seemed a little plain…but i quite like the concept that when the noodles are in the bowl, they are normal instant noodles. However,¬†instead of¬†the usual noodle strands leftover from¬†an instant noodles plastic packaging, they¬†are replaced by wires¬†that¬†are¬†emerging from the packaging. The noodles are also renamed ‘Circuit Noodles’ (as shown on the packaging¬†where part of it is cut off; bringing across the message more subtlely)

cont. Coursework Progress – Final (take a closer look at the circles)

FOOD OF INDULGENCE
donuts...a component of the hard drive enters the scene...

donuts...a component of the hard drive enters the scene...

We all scream for ice-cream! (circuit embedded in waffle)

We all scream for ice-cream! (circuit embedded in waffle)

Ice Kachang!

Ice Kachang! Circuit embedded partially here too...

well, I felt that i could have done better for the shadowing and lighting in some of these circles…But overall, it was a fun experience painting these food. Surprisingly, i was not at all hungry when i painted all the food here.

Coursework Progress – THE FINAL!

The final installation of my coursework is completed. Above are photographs of the final from different angles. As you can see, the circles of food are vibrantly coloured, as compared to technology, which is represented by the black solid lines and the relatively dull coloured cake and present. This is to give the idea how technology enters our lives stealthily and takes roots (black lines). IWe unknowingly become more and more dependent on it …to what extent?

Title: Food and Technology
Medium: Mixed Media
Size: Approx 1.7 x 1.5  m
Date: 25 September 2009

Coursework Progress – Final blueprint

Sketch of Final layout
Sketch of Final layout

For my coursework, i finally decided on the final layout for the installation. Above shows the top view of what the installation will look like. I will be using black tape to create the circuit patterns which represents tecnology. The black shall trail down to the ground to suggest how technology is taking root in our lives.

Title: Sketch of final layout for installation
Medium: Pencil
Size: Drawn on A3 paper
Date: 24 August 2009