My midterm project began as a coffee table but due to budgetary constraints and a very illuminating consultation at the Compleat Sculptor I have decided to make a wall lantern for my living room. I am continuing my use of nontraditional materials to exact handmade and ethereal results. Here are some inspiration images.
This includes a new approach to my previous work with cardboard and resin, where I now am constructing a mother mold for the resin to dry in as opposed to painting it on. I also learned that I was using the fragiler version of the Clear hardening Resin, #204 and what I needed is 200.
i made a test mold in my house and it took more than 24 hours to dry. Not viscous enough a solution.
I am using a 22 inch fluroescent light piece that will be housed on top of a plank of pine (painted white). I also need to ensure there is no moisture left in the cardboard which involves baking it at 100 degrees for 10 minutes (without it catching fire). Process. Duration. Product. Design.
Enjoy a mock up of the design. Tonight I build the mold out of acrylic and make the cardboard striated pieces which will serve as an embedded lighting grate. Will add on THEN.