This semester I learned about the value of aesthetics. A properly expressed aesthetic gives the artwork, object, film, book, etc. a tone of it’s own. While being predominantly interested in the steampunk aesthetic at the beginning of the semester, I learned to explore other forms and contexts through my own projects and those of my classmates. Everything from minimalism, to kawaii, to Apple, to Art Deco.

Upcycle: Egg Shell Egg

For the first project in this course I created a giant egg out of egg shells. The design evolved into a warm night light that almost felt alive. This was the first time that I created something purely for artistic purposes and I look forward on developing the idea.

Final Report:

Progress Report:

Main Project: Folding Coffee Table

Due to the unforeseen COVID19 circumstances I was limited to digitizing my design. Using the mechanism of an ironing board and following a minimalist aesthetic, I created a 3D model and renderings of a folding coffee table. Hopefully in the future I will be able to make my design come to life.

Final Report
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Part 2:

Aesthetic Roots:
Design Review
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Construction Update:

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Aesthetic Exploration:
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