My aesthetic roots likely ~stem~ (you’ll get that one later) from my father. My dad has a structural engineering firm that focuses on innovative modern houses. From looking at some of his projects there are a few where you are surprised by the artistic functionality of the piece; such as the glass stairs in the apple store in San Francisco.
I am an engineer first, but I have always enjoyed design. And so I think my aesthetic that I have tried to bring to my project is a functional minimalist modernism. It’s making art from something that is purposeful. There are so many designs to make a bench, but the most functional is not necessarily the most appealing.
Theres a careful balance between functionality and aesthetic that I have always been interested in exploring. For this project, I wanted to take something that was ordinary and not usually visual, like a garden, and make it into a type of art. And so instead of my garden being in a garden bed in my back yard, I want it to be a functional art piece that coexists in my living space.