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Parametric wax cellular growth

Parametric wax cellular growth
Photo Description:
This piece of artwork has been constructed by using parametric ideas inspired by the natural differential growth of cells and natural forms. The initial inspiration was from looking at natural forms and how their cell like components grows in the form. By using parametric’s, such as using a certain amount of wax for each cell and allowing the cell to only touch two others when assembling the piece, I was able to create a piece that governed its own form and it naturally constructed itself. My first inspiration came from the geometric forms in honeycomb cells however my ideas have developed to look at objects such as corn and pomegranates and how their seed distribution varies. A trip to Kew gardens also helped as dying lily pads helped with these ideas. By looking at professionals such as the design company Numen/for use who look at cell morphologies and artists such as Karla black who use their materials to represent fragility I was able to develop my own ideas of how to assemble and construct the wax comb to show the fragility of cells however at the same time showing their strength through the use of the assemblage. Refinement of the cells was made during my experimentation and continuous line drawings where made of natural forms to inspire the use of a particular form that I have created. Linear drawings enabled me to create a more natural representation of the forms and helped me to understand the form of the piece. By using lighting I can also emphasis the cellular forms in the piece as shadows are created within the negative space so the cell walls are emphasised. I feel that this preparation work for the final piece has informed me to create a relevant piece which shows these ideas.
 
Author
Jake Johnson , 17 yrs
 
School
Maiden Erlegh School