Summing up 2019

My work in this class was centered around two main projects: A tinfoil tree sculpture, and a wire-mobile structure. The former was an up-cycling project, meant to repurpose refuse and raw material as components for an artistic project. The latter was a kinetic sculpture in the vein of the work of Alexander Calder, taking inspiration from his views on what sculpture can be, incorporating balance and motion in a way that was revolutionary for his time. The steps I took in crafting these artifacts can be found in the links below, as well as an assortment of aesthetics-related posts, dealing with applying unorthodox aesthetics to random objects, and an exploration of the post-war art movement Dadaism.




Aesthetic Exploration: Dadaism

Aesthetics Game: Martial Arts Bike

Skill Sets and Aspirations


Upcycle Project: 

Progress: Tinfoil Insects

Insect Inspirations

Final Report: Tinfoil Insect Trees


Final Project:

Main Project Inspiration: Kinetic Sculpture

Kinetic Sculpture Constraints

Kinetic Sculpture Design Review

20th Century Aesthetics: Kinetic Sculpture

Kinetic Sculpture Construction Timeline

Final Progress: Kinetic Sculpture

Final Report: Kinetic Sculpture pt. 1

Final Report: Kinetic Sculpture pt. 2

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  • Luke Collier
    May 8, 2019 7:26 pm

    Xavier, yours was super neat! I really like the contrast between the red and blue. I am curious as to where you got the blue wire? It reminds me of the pearlescent mica powder that I fell so deeply in love with and used in my project!


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