Sunday, 29 May 2011

Friday, 27 May 2011

Plaster Casts

plasticine brain cut in two - so I could make a latex mould for both sides.

building up layers of latex.

mould for phrenology bust type thing.

Next I am making a heart - here is the plasticine model.

beginning the latex moulds...

Thursday, 26 May 2011

spacetime fabricated

 I'm looking at overlaying some animations depicting spacetime onto some live footage - I like the texture of the first image - it has the footage showing through, might make things a bit more interesting...

halftone late night madness

I'm looking to make some halftone designs to use for cyanotypes, just been throwing shapes together. I want to have some more loose work in the show potentially, and not just dry old schematics.

Monday, 23 May 2011

episode 2: light

I'm working on some diagrams for the second episode. Quite interesting looking at light - phototransduction is pretty awesome.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

star diagrams

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

'Time Tape'

initial blueprint/information graphic idea, explaining how the time tape works. 

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Black Hole Diagrams

Developing ideas for cyanotypes/schematics around the whole black hole subject area. 

Also, I have learned that objects apparently move faster than the speed of light within the inner horizon of a black hole. I'm thinking that if you could harness this extreme gravitational force time travel might be fairly feasible! If you were travelling faster than just blows my mind. You would be seeing 'old' photons of light in front of you? Would you become invisible? If you are approaching someone at faster than lightspeed, surely you cannot be seen....

Monday, 9 May 2011

Collaboration with Ambrose Vevers

Brose told me he had developed a ground breaking woodcarving technique, and would like some images to carve. The main stipulation was that I 'think what a robot would do'. I sent him this impossible triangle, and he has carved it like the woodworking maestro he is. More to come soon I hope! 

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Microscopic Illustration

I wanted to photograph some of the stuff I was looking at through the microscope (the supplied USB ocular has a pretty low resolution), so I fashioned a makeshift adaptor tube for my DSLR out of a toilet roll tube, a pringles lid and some electrical tape! Here are some of the tiny illustrations:

I want to make some microscopic illustrations, so I am testing some ideas, images and text. I printed everything as small as I could on the inkjet printer - the images are no more than 3-4mm across. I want to try printing on the laser printer to see how that compares.

These images are of blood cells and a cross section of a plant stem. I quite like the whacky radials I'm getting from the bogroll tube here! Looks like the intro to a Bond film.