Exercise 1 - using a simple shape to make a series of 3d shapes. I started with a set of squares torn from watercolour paper and folded them in sequence. Photo 1 shows the way they were folded, photo 2 is one way of arranging them and photo 3 is the final choice with the pieces tied together - I omitted the last one as it didn't seem to fit in.
Photo 7 - the skinny shape spiralling on a dowel - I took it outside to get stronger shadows which adds an extra layer. Photo 8 is included so you can see from a different angle how is spirals round along 3 or 4 inches of the doweland how the short and long ends create patterns.
When I was trying to photograph this one from above, it wouldn't keep still until I stuck it in the ground. However, as you know I love to have things moving and watching kinetic sculptures*, so I took a short video to see the effect - this could be fun with colour effects or with some kind of background that is glimpsed as it turns (back on animations and cogs again).
Exercise 3 Using colour and 3d shapes. For this exercise, I returned to the petal shape and used two photocopies of painted papers stuck together. Photo 9 shows the shape simply slotted together.
Again, a short video to show how it looks from different angles and the effect of the colours moving around.