Rubber Gasket Material
I found this 1/4” rubber sheet in the industrial side of Houston while I was finishing up my thesis. I convinced the company to let me run tests on their water jet machine to cut some experimental patterns. They thought I was crazy, but was entertained enough to let me do it. The  material in red is 1/16” rubber with a different pattern.
 
These sheets were about three feet wide and ten feet long. Each pattern spanned the entire sheet. These sheets helped me pitch a large scale version of my thesis to Chu+Gooding Architects.
 
 
Local Source
National Gasket Co.
nationalgasket.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Photographic Paper Materials
My best friend found this glossy photographic paper with blue ink printed on it. It was lying in the trash can next to the photo stage at school. This material was part of my early attempts at testing the value of DynamicTextures in graphic design.
 
 
Local Source
Art Center trash can
artcenter.edu
 
Texture
Rubber  
Pattern
Pattern
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