Thursday, February 4, 2010

Spackle Extrusion

My first post from the numerous iterations exploring spackle. The first image below is one of a series of five artifacts to study how varying the coil density effects the panel. The spackle for these images has been mixed with water to make it less dense, then it is squirted through a icing "bag" for pastries.

This image is take looking through the spackle panel placed in a window. The day is fairly overcast, but some great contrast/lighting effects are produced.

Edited black and white of the panel in a window.

My next move is to explore varying depth of the coils to understand where the panel ceases being transparent and translucent.

And a note to anyone exploring the properties of spackle in the future.... do not put it in the microwave.

Experimenting with larger and larger coil diameter yielded a more "contrived" appearance. Small, tight loops seem to provide a natural and flowing look to the spackle.
Question: Would you rather see the panel have opaque areas where the spackle is very thick and blocks daylight, or allow for a play of translucence and transparency across the panel?


  1. Well I may say this about everyones work, but I think areas that were impermeable to light would benefit the panel and also add a broader range of tones. I think anything we perceive visually appeals more to the eye and holds attention longer if it embodies a spectrum of tone. If that sounded a bit hardcore I apologize... it's late.


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.