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: http://www.aesdes.org/2020/02/10/upcycle-final-report-egg-shell-egg/

Inspiration: http://www.aesdes.org/2020/01/29/upcycle-inspiration-egg-shell-egg/
Progress Report: http://www.aesdes.org/2020/02/05/upcycle-progress-egg-shell-egg/

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
Part 1: http://www.aesdes.org/2020/04/18/final-project-part-1-folding-coffee-table/
Part 2: http://www.aesdes.org/2020/04/18/final-project-part-1-folding-coffee-table-2/

Inspiration: http://www.aesdes.org/2020/02/19/main-project-inspiration-folding-coffee-table/
Aesthetic: http://www.aesdes.org/2020/02/26/main-project-aesthetics-folding-coffee-table/
Aesthetic Roots: http://www.aesdes.org/2020/04/06/aesthetic-roots-folding-coffee-table/
Constraints: http://www.aesdes.org/2020/03/04/main-project-top-5-constraints-folding-coffee-table/
Design Review
Part 1: http://www.aesdes.org/2020/03/07/main-project-design-review-part-1-folding-coffee-table/
Part 2: http://www.aesdes.org/2020/03/12/design-review-2020-part-2-folding-coffee-table/
Construction Update: http://www.aesdes.org/2020/04/13/main-project-construction-update-folding-coffee-table/

Other Posts

Aesthetic Exploration: http://www.aesdes.org/2020/01/22/aesthetic-exploration-steampunk-2/
Guest Lecturer: http://www.aesdes.org/2020/02/05/guest-lecture-greg-whiting-3/
Design/Build Video: http://www.aesdes.org/2020/03/31/design-build-video-evolution-primitive-time/

 

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