Tuesday, 20 November 2012

emergent forms in nature

week long project focusing on shape. limitations- paper was the only material that the final outcome could be constructed out of. 

when given a brief on shape, my initial thoughts were of popcorn. of how the complex and folded piece of popcorn emerges from the simplistic kernel.

 observational drawings of popcorn. felt pen.
after a series of observational drawings of popcorn, my research led me to study emergent shapes in nature. i became fascinated with the complex patterns that arise from simplistic forms, such as in the cases of sand dunes, ice forming on glass and giants causeway.

  sand dunes. ink

  geometric shapes from the giants causeway. calligraphy ink and linseed oil.

  ice forming. felt pen and salt.

from this research i then decided to carry forward the shapes from the sand dunes and the geometric structures from the giants causeway. i began to experiment with ways to create  texture from paper. 

  initial weave sample.

i then realised that the shapes in this weave sample did not truly represent the shapes derived from my research, so i then developed this concept further.

i feel like the shapes in these weave samples accurately represent emergence in nature, so then decided to carry forward this weave pattern to a final design. i experimented with a variety of design ideas to accompany my concept of complexity emerging from simplicity.

which then led to a final outcome

i thought it fitting that my final observational drawings for this project should mimic my initial research drawing for this project in media and presentation.

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