Sunday, 13 March 2011

Problems with my project ...

I've been having a lot of problems with my project this weekend, I decided to use the idea of interacting cushions with the background behind them. Although its proving a lot more tricky to line it up than I first thought. Initially I wanted to use a tapestry method to create the pattern on the front of my cushions because this is the way that women in particular made handicraft cushions. I decided this would be a good choice because it was a custom cushion for a corporate and mass produced environment.

I made a mock up of a corner cushion using some foam and making a cover. Some of the problems that I encountered are:

- I don't know how to attach the cushion in the right place, or whether to attach it at all, I have considered doing a cushion that comes straight up from the floor and supports the whole back and not just the area touching the wall.

- I can't seem to find a way to get the pattern on the cushion exactly life size to match up with the background.

- I'm uncertain of how to make the pattern for the tapestry design.

I'm considering for my final piece to just simplify the cushions and just to square shapes, using the basic principals but not making it exactly life size just doing prototype cushions.

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