Polyester Surfaces

Here’s some photos of the surfaces I melted this weekend.  Some of these are for my directed studio work, some are for my ArtAwearness application.  (Hopefully I’ll post photos when they turn into something!)

The first one will be used for a morphoid sculpture.

These three pieces are made with the same materials, but in different orders.  I will be using them for three related Morphoid sculptures.

This last one shows the “Before and After” of melting…. this one will be used for a wearable piece I will be submitting in my Artawearness application later this month. (I have now melted the whole thing.)  They don’t really look like much when I’m laying them out and sewing them- the magic happens in the melting.

The Magic of Melting Polyester

So I had B do some recording on my phone while I was working outside yesterday…. these are the resulting videos, for anyone curious about my process.  (and just as a side note, I work outside, or alone in the ventilation rooms at school, with a chemical respirator.)