For the Group paper project we struggle initially with coming up with a good idea with the concept of space. Initially we were going to make a solar system but that was quickly shot down and we were told it was to literal. We then brainstormed the idea of making a rocket. This rocket would be adorned with all of our cultures, as we were a very diverse group. These patterns and adornments would be an homage to our ancestors mighty vessels with the designs and decorations covering them.
William Bardebes, who sat in on our class for the day then gave us a piece of advice that really stuck with me.
“A Bow suggests an Arrow, an Arrow suggest a Bow.”
So with this great advice on board we then moved onto the idea of the rocket scaffolding which we would create, playing into space from a different perspective of a void or space being left behind. We then did a quick sketch of what each of us envisioned as the final concept. Lelua’s image (1st picture) depicts a traditional launch pad with scaffolding on each side. Tristan’s image (2nd picture) however depicts the storage facility that holds the rocket which was a new point of view and idea we all liked. A quick google search of rocket storage facilities led me to this beautiful image (3rd picture) of a complex storage facility from NASA. Tristan’s idea as well, the image and talks with the lecturers helped to create our final idea of making a scaffold or mold of what represents us and/or our culture (4th picture).
So we started work on our molds and boxes. First I created a stencil in Illustrator.
I then glued in to six different pieces of cardboard to cut out each of the layers.
Once each layer had been cut out I glued them together created a box around the scarp layers behind to hide them. I spray painted the whole thing white as well as do a few touch ups here and there.
This is the final product of the kiwi. i think it looks pretty good. The only part that isn’t great are the corners which i tried to fix many times but couldn’t improve on them further.