Emotions are curious and fragile.
One of the many surrealistic sculptures I made in my last semester's ceramic class.
This is made from porcelain and painted in black sumi ink. The Chinese character 情 (Qing, pronounced like "Ching") on the sculpture means feelings or emotions. It's also a part of my name Wenqing.
A wooden Koi puzzle that I designed and made many years ago in my 3D Modeling class. The entire fish is made of wood with no glue or nails to hold it together. The pieces fit together like a puzzle and you can take it apart or put it back together anytime. Each scale and segment of the body has a flexible joint so the fish can change positions and swim.
I initially made the design in Maya, then I vector traced each piece in Illustrator before using a laser cutter to create each piece on wood. The lotus is a modified version of an existing origami design.
A porcelain doll I made in ceramics class many years ago. Everything was assembled before firing so while you can rotate the head, it can never be removed.
Original origami design, folded from an uncut piece of 8.5 by 14 inch printing paper.
This is the byproduct of art block. I couldn't draw for months due to family problems and origami became the outlet.
You can see below the work process of folding one of these. I used a large gift wrap paper for the demonstration. The entire process took about 3 hours.
One of the many surrealistic sculptures I made over the school year. This one focuses on the manifestation of human thoughts in the form of hands. It's also a challenge for myself to see if I could make very tiny hands out of porcelain, which is very hard to work with. Too bad someone in class accidentally broke off one of the hands and lost the pieces...
Gifts for friends.