The truth is I haven’t done any work on this project in a few months so I came back to the project with fresh eyes and it has really helped. My initial idea was to create a paper light which was delicate and could be recycled, using nature as my inspiration. I wanted it to have 2 functions a business mode and a more relaxed fun mode.
When I left the project I was struggling with materials, I wanted something translucent for the light to shine through but also it had to be covered in a pattern to not reveal the inside. Here was a drawing of my initial idea.
I have stayed to the same semi cylinder shape, I have started to experiment with the material. I have thought about porcelain, but it isn’t as recyclable as when I wanted,so I left that. Next I looked at acrylic plastic maybe sandblasted and vacuum formed into the cylinder shape but it isn’t easy to recycle so I crossed that off the list. I then went back to paper and started to print the pattern I wanted to use on different materials. Here are some of the results.
For my light I will be using greaseproof paper printed with my design using the printer. I will need to make a frame next and find a suitable light source and figure how I can incorporate my animal inside.