"Won't Get 'Foiled' Again"
(ques The Who and gets arrested by Horatio Caine for making a terrible pun).
Project #2: Mapping End Report
I feel that my initial concept was not completely abandoned. What I strived to do was recreate a Lictenburg figure constructed with aluminum foil. Although the base structure was completed with no issue because I used multiple layers of foil to cover it, adding the armature was a different story. At first I tried attaching the arms with wire; however they loosely swung from the structure. I tried keeping them glued on with spray adhesive but this didn’t work either, so I finally settled on hot glue. This made the process go a lot faster, but the structure also became slightly heavier.
With some help, I was able to hang the structure from the ceiling in order to work on the arms 360◦ around the structure. Because the bases of the arms were so heavy it made pieces on the base structure hang loose, I would have liked to display a little bit better craftsmanship. The weight of the arms also made me unable to extend as far out as I would have liked to. Gravity is something that has never been my friend. I would perhaps like to pursue the idea of adding colored lights for the end of the semester
I began to wonder whether or not to cast the aluminum in some kind of sealant so the project could be easier handled and moved until the end of the semester show, but then I reconsidered. The Lictenburg figure maps the energy fluids in nature. Our visual perception of energy is in fact temporary. Like this structure it will only be around for a short period of time until it is indistinguishable. Energy itself is unstable.
We as Americans tend to see foil as a temporary item. It is used to store food for a short period of time before it is thrown away. I wanted to remove aluminum foil from it’s original context, as a piece of garbage. Rather it is a durable and manipulable material with beautiful reflective like qualities. The most commonly viewed form of the Lictenburg figure is seen in lightning and aluminum foil has this “flashiness” quality.
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