Variations on normal by Dominic Wilcox

Day 28: Inflated socks
October 1, 2010, 11:44 pm
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Balloons are great, I’ve had some good fun with them over the years and socks are just one of those excellent inventions. So I thought why not bring the two together? By inserting a balloon into a sock and inflating, the sock stretches to its fullest capacity.

Sock lamp DOminic Wilcox

I then thought if I coat them in clear resin the socks could remain in that shape. I didn’t have enough time in the day and the resin I used didn’t harden quick enough so I improvised.

Sock lamp DOminic Wilcox

Sock lamp DOminic Wilcox

In my resin testing at first I was trying to get the balloon out but then decided to let it stay in as it stuck to the inside of the sock when I pop it, giving an extra layer of strength but also adding a colour.

Sock lamp DOminic Wilcox

sock lamp dominic wilcox

I will continue this one and make a sock lamp collection.

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oh,lovely. this work is crazy. in a very good way.

Comment by Clara Charlotte

Excellent. I hope they sell Halloween socks where you live. I will wait for the chandelier.

Comment by rosie

love it!

Comment by Layla

Doesnt the heat from the bulb make the balloon pop?

Comment by Natalie

I have already popped the balloon. The resin in the sock stiffens the sock.

Comment by Dominic (admin)

And I thought Dr. Seuss was so creative…apparently, he was just drawing socks all along :~P

Comment by Jonathan Brill

Would it work with rubber gloves?

Comment by rosie

you would need a lot of puff

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