Cloud of Rings

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BY LINDA SHI

In my final project, I’m taking the data I learned from Project one and the skills I’ve accumulated from Project two, to put together a larger skill installation in the presentation space.

My Cloud of Rings, instead of using the different sizes of rings to represent different stages of plant growth, I’m using the thickness of the rings to do so. By reversing the dark and light colors of the stolons, this color representation of the main and lateral stolons are more accurately displayed. Since the main stolons have grown for longer periods of time, they are thus represented by the darker colors.

Having the Cloud hang right above the hallway, I invite visitors to walk under the installation. The six strings hanging the are proportional to the number of total galls collected from each study.

The rings above overlap each other, creating various densities in the surface mesh. I hope this creates an interesting experience for those who walk below it.
I hope to bring this project further by becoming more proficient at Rhino and Grasshopper. I would also like to use the 3D printer to construct smaller mock-up models of future interactions.

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