Adam Guy Blencowe
An investigative project that uses the unpredictability of melting ice to produce unique and highly variable outcomes.
Buried in dehydrated plaster, an archetypal stool hewn from ice thaws slowly. The water from the melting ice hardens the plaster and creates a physical record of the transition, which is then excavated from the material. The consequences of using different plaster compositions have a profound impact on the resulting surface texture, each type of plaster producing its own distinctive appearance.
A new technique that brings felting and digital technology together.
Using a hacked tool in combination with CNC, textiles can be bonded together by matting the fibres from one cloth into the other with a precision not typically found in felting. The marks created in the bonding process become patterns and pockets that enrich the surface of the fabric but also present the opportunity to make the material three-dimensional.