The projects below embody different typologies of form (flow form, rectilinear form, rotational forms, and plasti-forms) and incorporates intuitive elements of usability and human interaction. 

Form Studies: Explorations of Artifacts

Concrete Forms

These concrete forms play with the idea of satisfaction of perception.

These forms look a certain way, but feel a different way. This dichotomy provides a progressive experience instead of static. It's interesting through quick assessment but also attentive scrutiny.

These forms display a soft, almost fragile structure through a raw, indestructible material. 

 

Deer Antler

These deer antlers were shaped, painted, and wrapped in embroidery thread.
This exploration functioned as both a physical form study in the shaping process, responding to the natural curves of the antler, but also a color study. The color scheme of embroidery thread references that of a puma
 

Plant Vessel

This vessel houses a plant, rock, and twig. Its form embodies those contents through orientation, occupation of space, opening, and flange. The structure offers a nice compliment to that natural curves of the chosen objects. 

 

Primitive Hand Tools

These forms are inspired by primitive stone tools found from the Stone Age. Pictured is a knife and a hand axe, respectively. Designed to balance ergonomics while still drawing features from tools made by early humans.

 

Spatula

This spatula is an exploration of "flow form," constructed through natural, flowing curves. The spatula is made with red alder and prototyped with low density foam. 

 

Footstool

This footstool explores form through only rectilinear geometries. It is meant to engage negative negative space while also maintaining the functionality of a footstool. This stool is made of solid poplar.