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Title: Palm in palm—suggesting visual effect and tactility of under-utilised material (found palm leaf) through everyday product.
Authors: Wong, Clara Yuting
Keywords: DRNTU::Visual arts and music::Design::Product
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: Surrounded by concrete jungles and characterised by fast-paced living, the modern society of Singapore might tend to lose close connection with the natural environment. The project seeks to connect people to local nature through the utilisation of locally-found natural materials. Occasional jaunts to the neighbourhood park led one to observe the abundance of discarded materials, spurring investigations into the botanical uses of our cultivated landscapes. Based on availability, fallen palm leaves of the Roystonea regia were chosen to demonstrate ways of using under-utilised materials. With the designs guided by the material’s properties, Palm in Palm is a collection of holdable objects exploring the unique visual and tactile qualities of the palm leaf sheath. The making process incorporated both mechanical precision afforded by modern technologies and the sense of vitality expressed through handcraft. The consistency provided by a mould complemented with the intuition and freedom of expression in the handling of raw natural materials. These works are intended to invite one to appreciate the flora around us as a provider of beauty, inspiration and resources.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:ADM Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

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