For my project I have mostly focused on how I will create the octopus body. I want to create something to use as a decorative lamp for a bedside table. I have a few ideas after working on basic outlines for the tentacles I have decided to use card board and slice the shape. Below is an example of a tentacle I’ve made to test out how it will work and look.
For the alternatives I want to create a glowing lamp octopus. However this requires arduino and I don’t know how to do that. In case the hour exchange does not pan out how I’d like I can make the tentacles spin around the body to add in a dynamic part to the sculpture.
The aesthetics that have been in my head while thinking of this have been in my mind are wood sculptures and the ocean. These two don’t seem to mesh together. Below are sketches that describe how I would use each aesthetic separately but I ultimately would like to bring these two together, there is an article attached about a wood sculpture of an octopus that I used for aesthetic inspiration.