1.27. Experiment: Magic Tape & a Cardboard Box

Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Fig. 3

The sketches I have done were good for getting an idea of how the finished sculpture would look, however they were drawn with a felt-tip pen and therefore do not reflect how tape looks very well. In the interest of experimentation I decided to make a small model based on design 1, just to see how it would look. Because this was just to get a vague idea, I did not measure it accurately and I used magic tape, which I had already ruled out as the material for my final piece. The model was definitely useful; I especially liked the way that viewed from the side (fig.3) the pieces of tape form a parabolic curve. This experiment motivated me to experiment with more detailed representations of the design and try out different media.


Published by William Fowler

Hello! I'm studying Art and English Literature at the University of Reading, and I'm currently working with art films to investigate philosophical ideas of the 'real.' As always, my aim is to create pieces of art that are more than the sum of their parts.

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