The aesthetic I have chosen to incorporate into my upcycle project is the tropical aesthetic. I chose this because the topical aesthetics is one of my favorites. I think the tropical aesthetic captures a fun lifestyle that is missing during quarantine. I talk more about the things I like about the tropical aesthetic in my previous post. Along with this I think the tropical aesthetic is one that can be well captured within the context of upcycle. For my upcycle project the material that I am using is glass. I plan to break apart glass bottles and use the pieces to reassemble into a sculpture. The reason that I chose glass is that I think I can use it to bring in the tropical aesthetic. Specifically I want to try to bring out the look of beach glass. I think that beach glass has a strong tie to the tropical aesthetic and will help to bring the vacation and fun feeling into my project.
Another way I am trying to use the tropical aesthetic in my project is the use of colors. I have found that the tropical aesthetic tends to often have very strong greens and blues. I am trying to use glass with these colors to tie together the visuals of my project with the visuals of the tropical aesthetic. I am especially hoping that my blues help capture the look of the ocean since I think that the ocean is a huge part of the tropical aesthetic.
Going more into the ocean aspect of the tropical aesthetic. Along with the color of the ocean I hope to try to capture the form of the ocean as well. One thing that I am worried about is the limited form factor that I will have while working with glass. I hope to be able to shape the glass in my project in a way that will both be aesthetically pleasing to look at as well as capture the look of an ocean landscape. Overall I am excited about the challenge of using glass to bring the tropical aesthetic to life and am optimistic that I will be able to capture my vision of an ocean landscape.