Squishy Project

Checkout Line Ecology / Squishy Squashy Wonderland

2018



Material Experiment /
Interactive Installation

Part of the SAIC Whatnot Collection

Silicone, Mixed media
(Motor, Water Pump, Arduino, Wood Resin)


 
Shown at
Rossana Orlandi Gallery

Salone del Mobile Milano 2018

Orticolario

Link to SAIC Whatnot Collection

<Squishy Project> is a collection of objects made with semi-transparent silicone and pigments.
Sea animals, such as sea slugs or sea anemones, show bright colors and sudden movements to repel predators while having flexibility and translucency to blend into the environment.
Inspired by the resilience of the body and the behavior of sea animals, <Squishy Project> suggests tactile and visual interactions that abstract the relationship between the being and the surrounding.









1. Idea Sketches
Color/form sketches inspired by deep-sea animals such as sea anemone and sea slug.




2. First Draft Illustration




3. Material Testing 

Testing different density, pattern, combination of color with different method.




4. Modeling and Printing the Mold


3D modeled one part mold
(Modeled in Rhino)

3D modeled two part mold

Resin printed molds
(printed with Form 2 SLA printer)

5. Second iteration process 



6. Testing Interaction


              


7. Final Installation Interaction 



Interaction test video


Installation  

Different methods of installing:
Various display case with water, without water, and managing the amount of interaction


BFA Thesis Show



Orticolario


Salone del Mobile 2018



159 Sangamon


Photo Credit: Ji Yang, Liam Wilson, Amber Cao

Model: 
Lucio Francisco-Schwartz, Joaquin Francisco-Schwartz , Eliot Gleich, Mia Gleich 


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