Digital 3D render done in Blender. Concept art in Adobe Photoshop.
The eyeball soup was a 2-part task at the Wimbledon College of Arts to digitally model an eyeball soup on a tabletop and to design the environment it would be served in. I set out to explore the harsh life of 19th century sailing. In this setting the soup is served after a gruesome and violent choice was made by the crew. The origin of the eyeballs is purposefully left in the dark.
Ear Anatomy Study
Clay sculpt. Pencil and ink on paper.
This is one of the first-year tasks at the Wimbledon College of Arts. I was given a wax casting of a human ear to draw in pencil and ink with its matching counterpart. Subsequently the ear had to be enlarged exactly 3 times and sculpted in clay. I eventually received a grade B for it.
The Wastelander's Chest
Composition of various materials and techniques.
This chest is an interactive scultpure or prop for a scientist who would travel the wastes of a fictional planet. In it he carries his samples, sketches and notes.
Such as an alien fruit sculpted in plasticine and then cast in silicone. The pages of the book are weathered with instant coffee and by scuffing the edges. I’ve found this chest in a thrift store and modified it, so it could open up to the front. The notebook was inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci's notes and sketches.
The piece was submitted for my enrolement at the Wimbledon College of Arts.
Acrylic paints on MDF and plastics with light installation.
I’ve started this build with the motivation to test and strengthen my modelmaking skills by building from an existing design and using modern techniques. Mainly lasercutting and 3D-printing were used to quickly construct the body. Regretfully, a measuring error led to the ship being stretched in length. The model is based on the spaceships in Mohole by Manchu (2018). They encompass what I envision under a freighter spaceship.
Acrylic paints on plastics and wood.
This diorama was created for the Prometheum Wastes Chopshop magazine. It encourages kitbashing and trashbashing (using parts from everyday items) to do build science-fiction models.
Outpost 43 was my submission for the “dome” challenge of June 2020.
The dome is built on half a polystyrene ball with the triangles cut from plasticard. It turned out that the triangles did not align all the way due to imprecise cutting and the gap was with the tarp, a paper towel drenched in wood glue. This mistake became a defining element.
Bespoke Decorative Plaster Ceiling Restoration
From 2019 to 2020, I have worked as a part-time freelance restorator of plaster ceilings in Belgium. Belgium is home to many old houses whose decorative ceilings have suffered damage due to decay or previous renovations. In order to restore these to their former glory, silicone moulds were made off existing pieces from which replacements were cast in plaster. A second technique was a cut profile in a zinc plate which was used to shape long bars of decorative elements by pulling it across wet plaster. All elements were then mounted ceiling and finished.