The work I made in today's workshop was a necklace. The concept came out when we discussed about private space in class. When I feel like be alone, I would go to a place with narrow space, it makes me feel very comfortable and safe. So the box represents the private space, the “head” inside made by strings represents myself. The intention of making it a necklace is because usually the length of the necklace was just up to the chest, so it would be the just right position if I want to hold or protect the box to myself. When you want to hold the box, the fingers can go through of chain, so it can’t let go very easy.
The three elements I chose was magician, vertical and a string installation art piece. To me, magic is the thing that moving between reality and fantasy. The plastic bag is like a nest or can be seen as a cloud also, that holds the various weird stuffs from magic.
This picture with my classmate's work it taken under dusk's sunlight. I especially like the reflection on the disk and how the sunlight make the plastic bag look shiny and semi translucent.
Our idea is to make a cat climbing shelf. The part risen up is build for cats to climb on and has nests to rest on. The lower part we designed nets for cat to scratch on.
Black: The idea is to imitate street cat because black remind us dark street corner and homeless.
White: The idea is invisible constraints, so we wrapped the model with thick fabric ropes. In order to make him seem lost under the constraints, we covered his face with semitransparent fabric.
Oversize: We stuffed clothes in the model's coat to make his chest look extra muscular and we used black fabric to make him a pair of big feet.