I was charged to create a stool that was created with only traditional wooden joinery, without the use of nails or screws. My stool is made out of maple wood and navy blue para-chord. I was looking to create a different type of seating surface so I chose to weave parachute chording, which is strong but has flexibility to create a comfortable seat for the user.
The assignment was to take a two dimensional material and assemble it into a portable acrylic speaker. Using laser cutting techniques and head bending the acrylic I was able to create a speaker perfectly holds all the electronic equipment needed and produces clear sound.
Clock Project #1
With the joystick clock I aimed to create a user interface that was easy to use and a product that is easy to look at. The entire product was meant to be used as a giant button, with separate screens for each mode of the product. The product would be made of a hard plastic shell with a class screen resting on top.
My project is intended to create an atmosphere and draw the viewer in with the simplest of materials. It creates a radiant lighting experience using simple reflection and distortion. Each viewer has a different experience and interacts with the work slightly differently, garnering a distinct perspective. The aim is to entrance the viewer in the space, exhibiting light in a natural and simplistic form the object demands attention, enlarging the experience from one of observing an object to one of having an experience.
Clock project #2
Made of walnut and acrylic this clock would function opposite to the way in which traditional clocks run. The largest disk is the hour 'hand', the second is the minute 'hand', and the ring of acrylic is the alarm. Each disk would orbit around the center indicating a general time. Ideally this would be a tabletop piece.
Form & Space : Construction Problem
Working throughout the semester to create this piece, I used different ideas accumulated throughout the class to create a dynamic composition. This project began as a pile of trash and was then pulled together and refined through form and composition.
Form and Space : Wire studies
Studying speed and space the creation of wire studies helps understand the nature of curves. I worked to create a series, with each new composition improving in some sort of small way.
Form & Space : Form Study
Both rectilinear and curvilinear form studies are about tension and creating an interesting composition. These studies are made out of wood and cast plaster.