One of the first elements of the project that I considered during the design process was material. It is an up-cycle project after all and the main idea here is to create art out of recycle or old materials. For this reason, one of my first instincts was to think about aluminum cans because they are everywhere in the world and it is extremely versatile material. I then performed some research on aluminum can art projects and found the following projects.
The projects above were extremely inspirational, however, they were bit too complicated and intricate for my level of skill. Therefore, I continued researching for ideas closer to my skill level and I found flowers made of aluminum cans. These were simple yet elegant designs that really solidified my choice for my project. You can take a closer look in the images below.