This week I have spent a lot of time developing the imagery on my work. I have been looking back at historic patterning to see how to manipulate my patterns. Some styles which I am working from include tessellation, symmetrical patterning, stenciling and paper cutting. All which have been done throughout history.
In addition to working out some of the imagery i have had the challenge
of figuring out how to adapt them to a 3-d form. i have been trying
all sorts of different ways to work this out. this week i had a semi
breakthrough while working at the start up incubator. In Photoshop they
now have the 3-d tools which allow one to work with a shape that appears
3-d. I was able to insert my pattern onto the shape and manipulate it
to see what it would look like placed on the form. The tools still have
there limitations/or I have not fully figured out the capabilities of
the software. I was only able to work with the basic shapes like a sphere
and cone. My hope is that at some point I will be capable of creating
the patterns on the 3-d forms, or even import my shapes of my pots so
that I may manipulate the patterning before I approach the real surface.
Maybe after making the manipulations on the computer I can print out
the flattened Birdseye view and translate that to my work. Hopefully it
will eventually make the process of patterning on the work quicker and