For the inspiration for my main project I looked to what my favorite things are. I wanted to really like what I’m creating since I’d be working on it for so long. That’s when I came to the octopus, I have always been fascinated by their tentacles, ability to camouflage, and ability to essentially shape shift so they can fit into tiny crevices.
I then thought how am I going to make this. I settled on using laser cutters instead of 3D printing. I then asked should I slice it to build off each other of make the piece look 3D using 2D laser cut parts. For the dynamic aspect I will use lights to have glowing tentacles that change color like camouflage. The below picture is the same general technique I will use to create the octopus