Early in my design studies, I was a die-hard modernist- bowing to the mighty power of grids and minimalism. I could have practically tattooed a big Helvetica “form follows function” on my forehead at that point. And although this aesthetic still figures heavily into the final project that I’m working on for this class, it’s far from my guiding light. In addition to studying design over the past 10 years, I also became very interested in environmental issues, and this started to figure heavily into my artwork as well. The chaotic, layered organic forms that permeated some post-modern art and design work were also influential for me, and I find that I can comfortably call my self a child of post-modernism, in that I believe that emotion and feeling can be equally important in guiding my choices.
As for my update:
I’ve cut a lot of branches,
I’ve made a lot of designs in Rhino,
And I have a lot of woodworking to do this week. I’m burning more wood paneling for the outside of the box and installing the IR sensors in the boards. Wish me luck.