After continually adding clay to this Super Sculpey model, I was getting a better idea for what I wanted the tools to look like, what characteristics I wanted their forms to take on. From here, I began to sketch out further iterations of this form, looking to correct any off the bat aesthetic hiccups.
This sketch is what I based my final models off of. With a good deal of modeling help, I was finally able to hold the form in my hand that I had stored in my imagination for weeks, and furthermore I was able to hold a real solid representation of my thesis, the thing that I have been working so hard on the entire year, and now I can actually show people what it looks like, instead of trying to explain it using words. I have to say, it was an excitement that I cannot compare to very many things. To make matters even more satisfying, a friend of mine taught me how to use the new 3D Cube that the design lab across the street purchased this year. So I was able to control when I printed and set the tiny machine up myself, and since it is brand new, I got to use it for free-not a bad deal at all. So here is the first 3d print of my form, and a very happy Hannah if I do say so myself:
This is a short video of how the models were made and some photos of the other complete tool models before any painting:
In addition are some screen shots of the 3D model in pen outlines
Aside from all this making chaos, I have realized that the final presentation for the show is almost a complete project on its own. I went to the Re-use Center and Salvation Army with a friend and picked up a bunch of camping gear for under $20 as I was planning on setting up a mock camp site to display my pieces in context. This is all the stuff I got, but since these purchases, my goals for presentation have slightly changed-but updates on that will come around some time next week.
Needless to say: I'm not into it, too cluttered and I don't think having the work displayed on the floor sends the right message-but not to worry I already have some ideas up my sleeve...