post by FERNANDO ASTIAZARAN
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This 1.5’x3’x6′ box is a study of materials and the solid/void relationship.
Basswood and rockite morph together to form a box, an exploration with many outcomes.
For my initial study, I endeavored to make the materials not seem like what they are. This is my first time pouring rockite for a project, so this trait is more successful with the basswood, though it has room for improvement.
The goal for the second iteration was to fabricate an object that more closely resembled a box. I made the formwork for the rockite so the edges of the boxes are defined, creating voids within the object. This further demonstrates the solid/void relationship.
final section, 1:1
final section and interpretation, 1:1 by bryan lee
Bryan followed the instructable rather well, and his exploration of this process led his interpretation to more closely resemble a box [a criterion of this project] than mine did. Another thing I admire from Bryan’s attempt is how he accidentally made it seem like the rockite is taking over the basswood, a feat I did not accomplish.
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