The aesthetic that I attempted to achieve for my project was that of string and flow. I was inspired by how many aesthetics of the modern world have been simplified to a cleaner and sleeker look. I wanted to obtain that sharp yet flowing look for my art piece. Instead of an item I can use, I decided to create a piece that can be displayed and create satisfaction when looked at. My design is basically writing out a letter on a plaque with nails and string/yarn. The letter of choice was “H” for my name and to just express some creativity for display. I began with finding a font that was satisfying to look at and drew out the letter by looking at a blown up “H” of that font on the computer. After creating that outline, I started lining the outside edge of the plaque and the inside of the letter with nails about an inch apart. With the nail outline complete, I began wrapping the yarn from nail to nail creating a blooming pattern and trying to fill in the wooden space that is supposed to be the background. I made sure that the empty space was filled so that the letter could clearly readable and from far away, you couldn’t even tell there was wooden space remaining. After completing this, I wrapped some led strings around the edge and created a nest of led strings to display my project in my empty apartment room. To my surprise, it actually looked a lot cleaner and “store-bought” than expected. I am very pleased with the project overall and the adventure leading up to the final product. The dynamic portion was satisfied by the piece having lights that turn on with just a switch and how that creates another zone of brightness in my room.
Plaque ($10), Yarn ($8), LED Lights ($9), Nail set ($12)
The total cost of my project comes out to be about $42. I set my budget out to be $50 so that was satisfied.