In the past few weeks I was doing the storyboarding about a girl growing up in an attic and meanwhile making an model in order to draw from it. This making finally turned out to be a scene I intended to make detailed and made an experimentation with in communicating extension of space.
The original rough model I made. I was given some suggetions about thinking over the special and personal meanings of the objects and scenes I made in an group tutorial.
The rough figure sculpture. Those would be my protagonists.
I was thinking over the idea of classification of stuffs, life under a low roof etc.
Then I decided to make a more detailed model and see what would happen next and started to make a more organized plan, calculating the size of every facade, measuring and planning the length of roof edges, which was unfortunately a complicated mathematical problem that almost killed me...
My idea was the outside facades should be real looks of a house and the inside space could be infinitive... from sky with clouds to cosmos...
I lasercut some circles, at first aiming to make a rising round stage in the middle of the model, but later I found it could be made into an extention of the space... The figures didn't have to stay in the midst of the model, but they could still be inside that space.
Figures made of light clay
I made a bed and a bedside cabinets to emphasize that this was a scene of a bedroom, a private relaxing space where a child was living and growing, with some cardboard boxes to imply this was used as a storeroom as well. My original idea was to mix the surfaces of these furniture with the background of the starred sky as if they were merged, but the colours didn't match well, which could mean a failure in this communication part.
Some problems I later found when doing the interim presentation:
- The underlined part should be the "stage" as the photo above, but the model was positioned so frontal due to the given space that the stage was margnialized into the corner.
- The failure in the communicative function of the infinitive space inside. Maybe I need to repaint the bed and the cabinet to make them merge better in the surrounding and stick or hang some cotton in the model as clouds, in order to break the boundaries between fantasy and reality further.
- A larger circle as the top layer of the stage to emphasize the meaning?
- Maybe a same blue sky painting for the basement?
Based on some notes and inspirations from the last Brautigan Library workshop about artist books...
I developed my own collections of books in a personal order...
and tried to find a narrative of a girl growing up while playing in her imaginative world.. and refining the text, and am still considering over the relationship between texts and images, the blank meaning space that could possibly be left...