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Experiment: Font laser cut problem

An issue arose with the laser cutting of my chosen font Ombudsman Stencil as below. The internal connecting parts within ...
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Experiment: Finalising words for the paddles

With all the waterwheel design work complete now is the time to decide on the words to put on the ...
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Research: Land art & artists

Land art is defined as art that is created with and embodied by the physical landscape and my proposed outcome ...
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Experiment: Font psychology and choice

A font carries with it a rich embedded symbolism so the decision as to what font to use on the ...
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Experiment: Two paddle prototype

This next experiment involved 2 paddles to assess how well they turned together but also each water wheel had paddles ...
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Experiment: A design for full-size water wheels

The amended design for the water wheels below has sizes in cm included. The paddles will be the same width ...
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Crit: Tutor feedback 18th March

A discussion of progress with Liz Libor introduced a number of artist references as well as a wider consideration of ...
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Experiment: Suspended waterwheel

I constructed a new version of the waterwheel using the idea of suspending it above the water. This would hopefully ...
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Experiment: Plywood & swivel hook prototype

I took the prototype to a quite location on the river to test and record a video of it in ...
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Experiment: Words flowing together

I thought of a waterwheel as a way to interrupt the flow of the river so this experiment was a ...
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Experiment: Planning for a river interruption

My aim is to create an outcome that interrupts the river so I’ve been looking at suitable locations. The stretch ...
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Experiment: 16 shades of brown

The collected mud samples were left to settle and differences emerged in both shade and texture. My plan was now ...
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Research: Kinetic art & artists

Kinetic art is an artwork in any medium that creates movement and this movement can be created by the viewer, ...
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Crit: Peer review 17th March

A round robin discussion with my peers on the current state of my project revealed the following comments: General idea ...
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Research: A dialogue with artist Stephen Turner

Artist Stephen Turner was kind enough to send me some literature about his work. Turner is an artist and environmentalist ...
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