It is my plan to incorporate more than one aesthetic into my upcycled project. The main aesthetics I want to incorporate into my upcycle project are ‘dirty’, industrial and arts and crafts aesthetics. Similar to the fly sculpture seen below, I want to make a moth sculpture centered around a decommissioned grenade where the moth looks like it’s flying.
I have my own decommissioned ‘pineapple’ grenade which will act as the body of a moth. I want to weld metal wings, eyes and other possible features to the grenade to get the moth appearance. The use of scrap metals, and less than pristine welds will give off the ‘dirty’, industrial and arts and crafts aesthetic. This will give off a generally inelegant look. I’d like to contrast the inelegance for the construction of the moth with a more elegant form the moth takes and its positioning.
This is where I’d like to incorporate an aerodynamic/aviation aesthetic to my project. I’d like to simulate a moth that is mid-flight with its wings fully spread out like in the below picture.
To take the aviation aesthetic further and give off a more elegant feel, I’d like to incorporate a stand into the project which makes it look like we are seeing a snapshot in time of the moth flying. These types of stands are used extensively for model aircraft. I think these stands add to the overall look and elegance of model aircraft and are much better than simply displaying the model aircraft on its landing gear, or legs in my case. The stand will also follow the industrial aesthetic, unlike the one seen below.