by Hollie Mackenzie

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April 13, 2012

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Rough woodgrain

- need to get as smooth as humanly possible.

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attach riser to tread to show/represent these drips. 

*This blog post has been back-dated for continuity purposes. Photographs and text were originally done in April 2012.

April 13, 2012

Comparing progress of wooden staircase to original maquette/model of melting staircase. Looks like quite a good match - especially the second step.

*This blog post has been back-dated for continuity purposes. Photographs and text were originally done in April 2012.

April 13, 2012

The varnish gives the wood a gloss / reflective surface. 

The wood stain makes the wood appear darker. 

The middle produces a mixture of darker gloss. 

- I prefer this effect to the wood stain

- the gloss effect could represent the reflective surface similar to that of an...

March 9, 2012

The following pages will contain studies of this linoprint incorporating colour - experimenting with the bold prints and bold/block colour common in Constructivist prints. I find the red and the red and yellow print the most outstanding and Constructivist style....

February 20, 2012

*This blog post has been back-dated for continuity purposes. Photographs were originally taken in February 2012.

February 14, 2012

Using a pencil to highlight the wood grain, shows how the wood looks like it's turning into water - how this solid object is melting in the flowing grains. 

This grain work reminds me of a technological landscape/circuit - symbolises our future melting wood (nature) - h...

February 14, 2012

*This blog post has been back-dated for continuity purposes. Sketches and text were originally done in February 2012.

February 14, 2012

 Melting and deteriorating into bubbles/domes of liquified landscape. Materials that do not melt but appear to be right before our eyes. We know it's not real, this situation cannot occur within this world with these kinds of materials and objects, so it must be o...

February 14, 2012

Questioning how to construct 'Downfall', lead me to undertake some empirical observation. This is an important step in my journey of sculptor 'becoming-joiner'. Visiting the Company, 'Ace Joinery' in Hove, Brighton, I was able to observe the work and produce of carpent...

February 13, 2012

Making Stairs actually melt

I need to see how a staircase would melt really in reality - so I made a model out of wax. Excuse the stair design, this was made when I was thinking about building spiral stairs. However I'm glad I didn't because trying to build straight sta...

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