Monday, September 6, 2010

The Pine Cone Project

The First Week Of Creation

Texture, texture, texture!  That was the connection I made between the pine cone and the cardboard.  I want to create the feel and essence of the natural object.

First, I needed the underlying structure.  I thought about a pine cone after the squirrels have finished with it and it reminded me of a bare corn cob.  So I designed the bones to begin the construction. 

Second, I made various sizes of what I call petals.  I flattened the cardboard and glued the edges together.  While the glue was still damp, I manipulated the petal to look like the natural ones.

I think its going to work! Now to figure out how to mass produce pine cone petals.

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