Sunday, 13 December 2015

If only I could bottled this...

The design concept for my current work stands around a fictitious case:

In the current economic system, more and more natural resources are becoming commercial items monopolized by multinational companies. Examples of this are items such as agricultural seeds and water. In a hypothetical future, air can follow suit driven by the increasing levels of air pollution. If so, fresh air could become a lucrative commodity. Hypothetical containers for commercialized fresh air could be in the form of refillable rubber like vessels that people would carry around to sooth the need of fresh air. As so, this container would be an additional artifact to the human outfit.

Pocket air bottle @ Eva Fernandez
Quick air release brooch @ Eva Fernandez

Untitled @ Eva Fernandez

Air supply survival kit @ Eva Fernandez

Diamond regulator aur supply pieces @ Eva Fernandez

MetaBrooch series l series

Jewellery pieces from metal experiments: soft metals illusion.

Pendant from soft metals experiments @ Eva Fernandez

Pendant from soft metals experiments - close up view @ Eva Fernandez
Brooch series from soft metals experiments @ Eva Fernandez

Brooch series from soft metals experiments - back/side view @ Eva Fernandez

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Animation experiment

My first animation, inflatable diamond shape, very basic first animation but looks promising!

Saturday, 31 October 2015

New additions to the soft metal series:

Soft metal experiments @ Eva Fernandez

Soft metal experiments @ Eva Fernandez
 “A thing is a hole in a thing it is not.” Carl Andre. 

This quote from Carl Andre is about contextualizing objects. The space around and object is just as substantial as the object itself. From the perspective, a cover/shell/wrapping/container could be considered the most intimate layer around and object.

Soft metal experiments @ Eva Fernandez


Milk bottle series @ Eva Fernandez

Milk bottle animation @ Eva Fernandez

Monday, 7 September 2015

Metal manipulation

I have been doing experiments to try to give the metal parts a more spontaneous and softer character. I would like to remove the rigidity and manufactured qualities inherent to metal materials. The figures below show some of the attempts...

I have decided to try to replicate the flow effect in the metal pieces using computer modelling and before I knew it, I was drifted into the following thrilling models!

Inflatable series

Soft metals??? Inflatable metal forms??? These forms remind me some pieces of Kim Buck that were on display in Munich during Schmuck 2015:

Kim Buck, Pumpous (2011), Schmuck 2015, photo by Eva Fernandez

Kim Buck, Pumpous (2011), Schmuck 2015, photo by Eva Fernandez
Looking a bit more into his work. I found really interesting his delicate conceptual work using metal foil for inflatable pieces. You can have the pleasure to navigate around his website to see his amusing and unconventional work (

Monday, 24 August 2015

Inspirational: knobs and handles

Some inspirational pictures from an interesting display of knobs and handles in Portobello Rd, London. I love the simple and sensuous shapes (if you can call a door handle sensuous!)

Monday, 17 August 2015

Trying to develop more the test pieces

I have been trying to resolve some technical problems of combining plastic shapes with metal. The pictures below show the progress. The shapes have to be further developed, but I am pleased to have solved some of the technical issues.

Bottle milk series


Monday, 27 July 2015

Additional experimentation after the first year final hand in...

The plastic objects that I produced during the first year have some kind of resemblance to porcelain. There is something about ceramics that I love, however, I find it a difficult and fragile medium..Will it be possible to fake it with plastics? I am not sure about the plain white of the plastics, also I want to add some value and strength to it in the form of metal...From these thoughts, I started to develop the plastic samples in a new direction:

I like the effect of the blue print on white and the combination with gold..

Monday, 22 June 2015

Summarizing my first year of MFA in ECA

After lots of experimentation and not much focus during my first year at the ECA, finally I think managed to narrow down the options to some form of plastics and miscellaneous objects...

Everything started with the following experiments:

Which ended up with the following pieces:

Some more experimentation took me to some more sculptural pieces:

I see the potential in these objects, however, I believe they are far away from final professional pieces....I feel a bit frustrated I didn't manage to produce some form of more accomplished pieces..