Epoxy resin is a class of reactive prepolymers that when combined with a hardener, molds into a solid plastic. This resin can react with various other materials, including other epoxy resins to create beautiful works of art. I have been exposed to epoxy resin during my earlier years at CU Boulder, in my freshman projects class while creating various polymer molds. Since becoming familiar with epoxy resin, I have been able to notice it in various applications that I never thought would use this adhesive. With this, I have decided to utilize the aesthetics aspect of epoxy resin art into my main project.
There are endless possibilities of how I can go about this, but I have narrowed them down to the following.
My first idea is an epoxy resin sculpture. This sculpture would utilize epoxy resin and concrete for an oceanic aesthetic. I have never used concrete before and am not too sure about a definite strategy to go about this, but with the ideas I have as well as some Youtube aid, I think this could come out really cool.
My second idea would be to implement epoxy resin into a table. There are some examples of this being done with wood, concrete or completely with epoxy. Ideally I would like to use another material in addition to just epoxy resin, as I do more research I will see which is most ideal for my project.
Instructables. (2017, September 19). Resin Wood Coffee Table. Retrieved March 4, 2020, from https://www.instructables.com/id/Resin-Wood-Coffee-Table
l, Laevsky, & reviews), (0. (n.d.). Epoxy Resin Table: 3D model. Retrieved March 4, 2020, from https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/interior/house/epoxy-resin-table