Ronald Wong Student number: 610143 Semester 1/2013 Group 8
the Kiwi Fruit
Ever eaten a kiwi fruit? Everytime we slice open a kiwi fruit, we can see a flowery shaped pattern formed by the seeds. This seed arrangement became the basis to my chosen pattern.
Toturials on the rhinoceros 3D modelling software were uploaded onto the lms. The following are several screenshots of the learning outcome of the software.
Paul Loh’s lecture on the introduction to patterns. gave me a new insight on how I would see the world, to
see everything in patterns. Flight paths, telecommunications, body movements and many other things can be seen or summarized into a pattern. Though patterns that emerge from nature might seem random, but they are actually governed by a simple set of laws. For example, during the lecture we were taught that trees and plants followed a very simple law, that is, to grow and divide, in order to gain the maximum amount of sunlight needed for photosynthesis. This ‘grow and divide’ pattern can even be produced as an algorithm in computers to generated life-like trees in softwares. To sum it all up, nature can be simplified into patterns and we use and recreate the patterns from nature to shape our urban world. The reading on Analytical Drawings helps us ‘decode’ the patterns of our world. It gives many examples on how to produce patterns from random objects or from a combination of random objects and the lines and points drawn and choosen are based on the artists’ inituition. This just shows how much freedom there is in art, not restricted or governed by strict laws. On the other hand, the article presents the relationship between the laws of physics and art. For instance, tensions and stress in a structure are presented by lines or thick lines to emphasize on the magnitude of force applied. Aranda and Lasch’s article on tooling really helped me on creating recipes for the pattern in made. There were many examples on how to create a recipe for a pattern. Additionally, it gave us some clue on how patterns in nature might be created. For example in the article, the recipe for ‘Packing’ could be related to the baking process of bread in which the yeast creates ‘holes’ in the bread to make it puff up. The yeast creates air bubbles of random size, just as the recipe of ‘packing’ teaches us to choose a shape of random size and continue filling the empty spaces.