Dominic Wilcox is always up for a fun project. He recently challenged a 3D printing robot to a duel (and won!). He also challenged himself to a 30-day speed creating project. Each day, he made something new like a beach ball chair and onion ring textiles. So clever!

Dominic Wilcoxs Giant ScotchBlue Tape Flower Sculpture in sponsor art  Category

If you remember last month, Dino Sanchez made those cool lamps using ScotchBlue painter’s tape so I also sent Dominic a big box of tape to see what he could come up with. He went in a more artistic direction. Check out what Dominic created in his own words:

Dominic Wilcoxs Giant ScotchBlue Tape Flower Sculpture in sponsor art  Category

Dominic Wilcoxs Giant ScotchBlue Tape Flower Sculpture in sponsor art  Category

I started by tearing off small bits of tape and sticking them to the inside of the tape itself.

Dominic Wilcoxs Giant ScotchBlue Tape Flower Sculpture in sponsor art  Category

As I added more tape I was unsure what sort of shape the tape would form into. I always enjoy making things that I can’t quite predict the outcome of.

Dominic Wilcoxs Giant ScotchBlue Tape Flower Sculpture in sponsor art  Category

The tape shape started to curve outwards. I had no way of controlling the form, it just started to go that way naturally as I added more tape.

Dominic Wilcoxs Giant ScotchBlue Tape Flower Sculpture in sponsor art  Category

Dominic Wilcoxs Giant ScotchBlue Tape Flower Sculpture in sponsor art  Category

The larger the tape shape grew the more it started to spread out. It reminded me of the way a flower grows, the growing shape seems to be predetermined from the tape “seed” – I was just revealing the shape.

Dominic Wilcoxs Giant ScotchBlue Tape Flower Sculpture in sponsor art  Category

Dominic Wilcoxs Giant ScotchBlue Tape Flower Sculpture in sponsor art  Category

I held it up to the light to see the translucent patterns of the overlapping tape.

Dominic Wilcoxs Giant ScotchBlue Tape Flower Sculpture in sponsor art  Category

I used the remaining tape to attach it to the window.

Dominic Wilcoxs Giant ScotchBlue Tape Flower Sculpture in sponsor art  Category

I try not to think about what else it could become too early as it tends to close down future developments. I have ideas and experiments ahead.

Dominic Wilcoxs Giant ScotchBlue Tape Flower Sculpture in sponsor art  Category

We can’t wait to see what Dominic comes up with next based on this experiment! It’s beautiful how the shape organically grew into a giant tape flower! I wonder what would happen if he had kept going and going…