For my upcycle project I was inspired by some of the cardboard lamps that I have seen in the past. I remembered some of the cardboard art that I have previously made in a middle school art class. The art looked something like this:
I wanted to think of other ways to expose the inner “support” material that is the middle layer that makes up a cardboard. Out of necessity and curiusity, I googled cardboard lamps and to my suprise, there were numerous results that appeared. The two examples that I connected with the most are the two following images:
I plan on using the laser cutter in the ITLL to make all of the cuts that I will need for this project. I chose to use the laser cutter so that all of the cuts will be uniform and the piece will be symmetrical. I would like to try and combine both the functionality of the lamp and the aesthetic of exposing the “support” material underneath.