Mimi Rook Vaughan
I am a recent graduate from the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD University) in Toronto, Canada. With a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design, I am spending the year traveling through Europe, while living in Barcelona- looking for inspiring internships and workshop opportunities to further my love and knowledge about design, materials, and innovation in the field of architecture. Currently trytrytry.studio, the multidisciplinary creative collective I co-created, finished its first interactive audio visual installation for Nuit Blanche in Toronto thispast October 5th.
Soft / hard: STAGE1: soft, malleable. STAGE2: brittle, hard.
Shiny / matt: STAGE1: shiny, wet. STAGE2: molded, matt, dry.
Smells: STAGE1: smelt of both green and black olives, and coffee. STAGE2: Smelt of neutral molds, Never the smell of decomposing food.
Texture: STAGE1: wet, gelatinous, rubbery- yet lacking strength associated with rubber. STAGE2: dry, rough, light.
Others: STAGE2: as the pieces came in contact with the sun, they began to warp and shrink. Between stage1 and stage2, the pieces in this collection shrunk to 1/3 of its original size.
- Grind food waste materials.
- Measure all materials.
- Mix and apply heat to all materials.
- Once material is boiling, prepare mould.
- Pour boiling composite into mould.
- Remove from mould.
- Dry for 1 week.
- After mold begins to grow, document growth, while continually drying.