Today was a day to spend away from the workshop. I wanted to get inspiration for the ‘fluid’ composition that will be etched onto the perspex element of the final artwork using the laser cutter. As the fluid lines are to evoke the movement in the city, I decided to spend some time walking around outside the apartment I am staying at the moment. I took some photos, sketched. I will use this outside stimulus to make many drawings in quick succession of one another on a bit sketchpad. This is a process I often use. I then go back through all the sketches and carefully choose which composition is the most fluid and spontaneous.
I also tried to brainstorm how the interactive elements of the Arduino will work, both the programming and the hardware setup. I have little experience with the Arduino so far and getting it to work will be a very interesting challenge! It is late at night now and as I write this, I have just finished the shape of the ‘cloud’ element to something that I am pleased with. Tomorrow, I will attempt to get at least a rough version of it laser cut so I can construct a trial shape of it over the long Easter weekend.