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Saturday, 4 July 2015

Laniakea: Show Building

This week was for our final show building. Even my ceramic works were all fired, there were lots of things to be done. 

I painted the plinth Dulux Quick Dry paint for wood and metal. It needs a final finish on the next Monday.

I bought fly trap plants for the following ceramic. With the curious appearance, these plants suit the theme of my work well which is about fantasy.

Before we moved our work to the show space, Tao arranged a photo shooting. These photos will be used in making booklets, postcards and posters for promotion. It was a shame that I didn't take enough pictures because the flashlights were overheating and went out. I will take more on Monday after I finish installing.

After I repainted the wall in the show space, I need to solve the problem of fixing two middle-sized ceramic on the wall. The following image shows the process.

Then I need to find a way to hang the ceramic balls. 

This was how my work looked at the end of the day. I will do some adjustment to the balls, as Maiko mentioned that I should let one ball's line go over another. In which case, people can see the lines that will reduce the feeling of floating.

Before I left the college, I filled the ceramic tank with water. There was no leaking before I go. If there is no leaking over the weekend, I will move it to the showroom and start to build the setting in the tank on Monday. Since the water needs to be matured before I can put fish in, there will be no fish or other animals during the assessment. Hopefully, I can get them in before the show starts.

Also, I need to sort out what kind of light should I use. I bought some waterproof lights, but I can only decide with the water inside the tank. Perhaps the other two middle-sized works need extra lights as well. It is not easy for people to see the nice details inside.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Laniakea: Water Test

To glue the glass and ceramic together, I covered most part of the glass will newspaper, leaving the edges, then I sealed the edges with silicone sealer for aquariums. After the first layer dried, I did a water leaking test. There was a small leak, so I put another layer of silicone all the way alone.

Leaving two days for it to dry, I did another test on Friday.

The aquarium can hold roughly about five and half buckets of water. So far, there was no leaking. I left it over the weekend. If the water is still in the same level next Monday, I can start to build the setting inside.

I notice that because of the distortion caused by the water, the glazes in the tank look much nicer. 

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Laniakea: Final work photos 1

I took some photos of the each piece of work in the portable lightroom. More will be taken after I fully set up the work in the show space. 

I like how the quality of the glazes appear on the photos. There are many wonderful details on the glazes, which I only really notice them until the day I took these photos. I love the way that they followed the structure of the work and the gravity, forming beautiful, organic, and unpredictable colours and patterns.

Someone said to me that my previous works are more fantasy. But seeing the following work, I think the current one is not that bad. The darker colours can bring some stability to the work. The blue and orange form a strong contrast, building a sense of fantasy.

I can feel these are the universes in my mind. Each of them is individual, and I just want to hold them, turning around and observing the changes.