Variations on normal by Dominic Wilcox


Day 27: Pencil shelf
September 30, 2010, 10:29 pm
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Today I made a shelf from coloured pencils by glueing them together. I was suprised at how strong it was using two layers of pencils.

Pencil shelf dominic wilcox

Pencil shelf dominic wilcox

Pencil shelf dominic wilcox

The shelf brackets are made by cutting a single pencil case into two parts and glueing together. The sliding doors hide the screws.

This is part of a 30 day Speed Creating project I am doing. Outcomes were exhibited at the Anti – Design Festival between 18th-21st September, Mestakes and manifestos, curated by Daniel Charny, Londonewcastle gallery, 28 Redchurch St, London.
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Day 26: Bread vases
September 29, 2010, 12:08 pm
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Continuing my investigation into bread I created some bread vases. I used tin foil as a base on which to wrap the bread dough. I decided to overlap the dough and keep the seam which seemed a natural method of joining the rolled dough. I always think it is best to let a material go where it wants and take a natural form under guidance. I started sealing the vases with resin and varnish and i will report back in the future.

Bread Vase Dominic Wilcox

Bread Vases Dominic Wilcox

I enjoy waiting to see how the heat and the baking process affects the dough. I’m learning what is possible and how to solve issues as I go along. The imperfections, curves and leans in the vases are something I am excited about.

Bread Vase Dominic Wilcox

The stage of creating the foil base is essential to the final form.

Bread Vase Dominic Wilcox

This is part of a 30 day Speed Creating project I am doing. Outcomes were exhibited at the Anti – Design Festival between 18th-21st September, Mestakes and manifestos, Londonewcastle gallery, 28 Redchurch St, London. You can follow my progress on Twitter and Facebook, Click here to view all the days so far in a row.

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Day 25: Door stop extension
September 28, 2010, 9:46 pm
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The door stop is a modest thing, quietly getting on with it’s job of keeping the door open. I decided to attempt to reveal it’s true inner strength. Using lengths of wood I extended out from the door stop across the room. The extension does not touch the floor, it is purely supported by the solitary door stop and the strength of it’s wedge under the door.

Door stop Dominic Wilcox

Door stop Dominic Wilcox

Door stop Dominic Wilcox

Door stop Dominic Wilcox

Door stop Dominic Wilcox

2 hours previously my sister had a baby called Holly, I have added her name in the work. Congratulations little sis and Rob, welcome tiny Holly.

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Day 24: I remember you well
September 26, 2010, 12:33 pm
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Time is so fleeting, many people want it all back again but the best we can do is try to capture moments. A bronze bust captures a person’s face for eternity. I decided to use another metal to create my own bust, one that is so fragile it can be destroyed in a second. This tin foil bust is me at the age of 21 (a long while ago). (Made by forming foil into the original old plaster mould)

Tin Foil Bust

Tin Foil Bust

Tin Foil Bust

Tin Foil Bust

Tin Foil Bust

This is part of a 30 day Speed Creating project I am doing. Outcomes were exhibited at the Anti – Design Festival between 18th-21st September, Mestakes and manifestos, curated by Daniel Charny, Londonewcastle gallery, 28 Redchurch St, London. You can follow my progress on Twitter and Facebook, Click here to view all the days in a row.

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Day 23: Balloon animal chandelier
September 24, 2010, 11:52 pm
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I like how light passes through a balloon. One of the top dogs in the balloon kingdom is the balloon animal and I decided to make a chandelier out of them.

Balloon Aniimal Chandelier by Dominic Wilcox

Balloon Aniimal Chandelier by Dominic Wilcox

Balloon Aniimal Chandelier by Dominic Wilcox

I enjoyed the colours on the ceiling.

Balloon Aniimal Chandelier by Dominic Wilcox

Balloon Aniimal Chandelier by Dominic Wilcox

Making balloon animals is a test of nerve, they can go bang at any time.

Balloon Aniimal Chandelier by Dominic Wilcox

Herding my balloons into some sort of order was a difficult task. They are all shapes and sizes and each wants to go it’s own way.

Balloon Aniimal Chandelier by Dominic Wilcox

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Day 22: Artificial Light
September 24, 2010, 12:32 pm
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I am interested in light and shadow and so having experimented with thread previously I tried to bring the two together.

Artificial light Dominic Wilcox

Artificial light Dominic Wilcox

Artificial light Dominic Wilcox

Artificial light Dominic Wilcox

Artificial light Dominic Wilcox

I like the above shot in context with the reality around it.

Artificial light Dominic Wilcox

Artificial light Dominic Wilcox

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Day 21: the Grapes of wrap
September 23, 2010, 12:36 am
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My favourite imaginary fruit would be a giant grape the size of a cantaloupe melon. I can imagine it heavy in my hand and I would have a slice with cheese. Grapes are little juicy jewels to me and I wanted to treat them as something deserving of special attention.

Grapes wrapped dominic wilcox

Here I wrapped them in thread. It’s quite a difficult procedure, the unwrapping of the grape will be far quicker depending on your prefered technique.

Grapes wrapped dominic wilcox

Here I thought about packaging them in a layer of wax so that the ceremony of eating each grape gained an even higher level of appreciation.
I used thread around the grape so that it could be used to aid the pealing of the wax which would cover it.

‘The dipping of the grape’ in the wax.

The grape is unveiled by pulling the thread and peeling back the wax shell. The ‘Eating of the Grape’ commences. I think I have been subconsciously influenced by the work of Deirdre Nelson.

This is part of a 30 day Speed Creating project I am doing. Outcomes were exhibited at the Anti – Design Festival between 18th-21st September, Mestakes and manifestos, Londonewcastle gallery, 28 Redchurch St, London. You can follow my progress on Twitter and Facebook, Click here to view all the days so far in a row.

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