Friday, April 26, 2013

A City for Bees

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Replicate, Bristol paper (2'5 x 5'7 x 6.5"), 3D Design, Spring 2013

______At long last, I have completed my final design project!  I'm relieved that I was able to finish it before exam week--this one had to be the most tedious of my three design projects for the semester.  These hexagons were a female dog to make, though I'm glad I chose paper to make it, 'cause it was definitely more flexible in terms of where I could work on it.  I'm pretty happy with the end result, too, and thankfully the way the lighting works here makes it so you can't see a few of the gaps between the hexagons that are totally existent.

______Basically, I had to make 93 of these hexagon dudes and then glue them all together, and that involved lots of holding paper in place while waiting for this fancy superglue to dry, lots of glueing myself to my project, and lots of whispering profanities.  It was a lengthy and monotonous process, one comparable to watching plastic flowers grow.

______Just kidding.  It wasn't that bad.  Besides, plastic flowers can't grow, silly.

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22 comments:

Real College Student of Atlanta said...

such a cool design, my school (Georgia Tech) needs this!

Ivana Džidić said...

beautiful design! looks very...what would be the word? postmodern art in the best way, I guess....

and the lighting is really lovely. Puts the attention on the simplicity and the beauty of the piece.

The Braided Bandit said...

Oh my goodness you MADE that?! I thought this was going to be a post about a trip to an art museum! It turned out amazing, I can only imagine how working with super glue would be, I always glue my fat fingers together haha! Congratulations girl I seriously love it!
Happy Friday!
xo hannah

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ThePixie said...

This is awesome, I could stare at it for a long time. o.o

FASHION TALES said...

Well, the result looks really amazing! You're talented dear, well done! :)

LyddieGal said...

this is kind of an epic project, and i totally love it. have i mentioned how into hexagons i am lately?

must fee so great to be done with your final!

Rory said...

THIS IS SO COOL ALI! Why are you so talented ? Like for real though. Share some with the rest of us! :P
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Jacqueline said...

this is awesome! it's interesting to see what bloggers do when they aren't blogging ! :D

kaila mo said...

wow that looks awesome!!! such a cool design, great job!!

Linda Greaves said...

Hahaha, oh man, I can't imagine how many times I would've glued myself to this. Fantastic job Ali, its amazing! This is something I'd like to have hanging in my wall :D
Way to go girl!

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Ashley said...

I saw this on facebook and it blew my mind. I had to take a math class where we had to make 3D shapes (yeah...elementary math), and it was so hard for me. I could not figure it out for the life of me. I couldn't even make one figure, let alone this many. Mad props to you, lady. You got some skillzzz.

xo Ashley

Francesca said...

Wow, that looks amazing!! Great job! It looks incredible, what a cool project! I would never have had the patience to do that, good work! :)

Harija said...

Love the design =)
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EMA said...

Beautiful project! Love the design.. You're really artistic :)

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Fabiola said...

the prodjetc is gorgeous!

like your blog. what about following each other??..

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Imogen said...

This is outstanding. I really want one for my house now.

Brooks Cobbs said...

That is awesome and I honestly mean it. Very beautiful piece of art.

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Joyce said...

I really hope to one day see an exhibit completely filled with all your work someday in person! This looks incredible and the end result is so modern and beautiful. Although man, the process sounds quite tedious! 93 hexagon dudes (hahah)?! your're amazing Ali :)

Jessi said...

This is incredible Ali! What an interesting and unique piece. I love the texture to it! Looks like it was very complicated for sure. You are seriously amazing. I would totally put this in my house :)
Jessi
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monica said...

yellow is one of my favourite colours to wear in the summer

Anita said...

lovely blog :)
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Jen Hsieh said...

This is incredible. After all that work, the final result is flawless.