Studio Reflections 15-19 February 

This week I wanted to be a ‘make’ week, but as usual other units got in the way of making from our CEP kitchen project presentation to a new briefing the start of the week was prity hectic. The idea from last weeks crit of using the composition of the old fashion boat the corcrecal and making it modern was in my mind so with my new way of working; Draw, Research, Design and Make I started drawing when I had time.

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Using these initial drawings as the base for my design made me look at the Fibonacci Number and Nature sequence The Fibonacci numbers are Nature’s numbering system. They appear everywhere in Nature, from the leaf arrangement in plants, to the pattern of the florets of a flower, the bracts of a pinecone, or the scales of a pineapple. The Fibonacci numbers are therefore applicable to the growth of every living thing, including a single cell, a grain of wheat, a hive of bees, and even all of mankind. This interested me as the original version of the corcrecal was made from wood and deer skin so these materials when they were tress and animal all had a sequence but when they were made into the object they lost this sequence.I started out trying to design an modern corcrecal with 24 triangles in to look at the links between the Fibonacci Sequence and the Platonic solids and how they link.

When planning the actual design the time frame I had to build corcrecal and using the 24 triangles would of taken weeks to achieve so I re-designed the build to incorporate a Hexagon as the top. Of the structure and then 6 irregular triangles as the base. 

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Making two of the structure one 150mm in diameter and a smaller one which is 100mm to look at the contrast of size and the subject matter. To make the perfect Finnish the curve of the base were all the pii angles so that even though they had different diameter the angles of the curves were the same. To create the perfect Finnish after making and wielding them both I sprayed both in a black Matt Finnish to look uninformed.

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When both were sprayed the actual forms they made looked like a series and they started to feel like the corcrecal I originally designed.

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Next week will be the wrapping of both structures which will be very difficult due to the fact of the angles and also the curves. 

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