3D Printing my Chinese name_WANG
Step 1: Step 1: Research the Meaning of My Name
王 /wang/ ( simplified version is the same as the original version)
Structure of Chinese Character: uni-structure
Method of Creation: associative character
Originally as “士”/shi/，meaning an independent person. Adding a cross on the top of “士”， it turns to “王”，meaning the supreme ruler of humankind, so its original meaning is emperor.
Step 2: Step 2: Innovative Interpretation
“王”/wang/ is the most common surname in China. In ancient times, only those who led the clan was the “王”. As the 王, he or she should led the whole clan, so 王 need to have the abilities which others don’t. Among which I think courage is the most important simbol of a 王. Only those who have the courage to defeat all, to assume responsibility and to move forward can be the 王.
Step 3: Step 3: Design
Courage is something you can’t see and you can’t show, therefore I want to show courage through a story. In this story, there was a vicious snake demon who committed all sorts of wickedness. With no other alternertives, every year people could only serve boys and girls as food to calm it and hope the snake demon would not come out and result more disasters. Things went like this in years, there were less and less children alive, people were detested this snake demon but they could do nothing but wait for someone who could be brave enough to fight against. Finally, a young warrior stood out, with the elite weapon he built, trapped the phyton with his intelligence, and the snake demon was completely removed. This very young brave warrior in my opinion is the 王, who can be the king and lead his clan.
Step 4: Step4: 3D Modeling
During 3D modeling, I built a young warrior, with an axe in his hand, fighting against a snake demon in a cave.