The paper Wing
So I attempted to make the paper wing from the t/shirt issue website.
What they say about the piece:
“The Muybridge installation is a study set out to capture temporal change in 3D.
A three-step sequence of a bird spreading its wings is reconstructed and sculpted into T-Shirts. As the change in the wings’ position is a function of time, each wing’s plumage is reduced to polygonal form, modeled and rigged into successive arrangements to portray the spreading motion.
This study leans on Eadweard Muybdridge’s photography work in the late 1800s, with which he pioneered in the field of capturing animal and human locomotion. Challenged by a bet whether all four horse’s hooves are off the ground at the same time during gallop, he conceived stop-motion photography and later on the Zoöpractiscope, which turned still photographs into dynamic projections.
With the Muybridge installation, shape and fractional motion are interpreted through jersey garments. The T-shirts capture a movement that happens in the bat of an eye and perpetuate it by material augmentation.”
I thought it’d be a good idea to have a look at how to construct a faceted concept. You can see my process in the block of photographs below and then below that you can see how the wing has ben constructed in fabric (not by me). The process is really interesting, however, the maths blows my mind… Anyone good at Geometry!?
here is my version of the wing in paper –
Here are some of the shots from the website
You can see more here http://the-t-shirt-issue.com/home.1.0.html