This week, I finally had the time to test out some of the ideas I've been pondering for several weeks - can I heat acrylic so that it takes the shape of the folded surface, and how thick can the acrylic be? What will create a more interesting contrast with concrete; opaque or transparent acrylic? Will the vacuum forming machine be able to cope with the depth of a cube and how much surface detail will it hold? If I add lines of strata to the vertical surfaces of my cubes will they 'fight with' and detract from the upper folded surface, or compliment it? If I use Stuart Semple's Black 3.0 on a plaster cube will the vertical sides disappear and the surface appear to 'float'?
The results of all these tests were mixed, some unsuccessful, some unexpected and one was far too successful (the vacuum machine). Posed questions were often answered in an unexpected way or created results that led my thoughts off in new and unexpected directions.