Sketches and ideas of how our final work would look like
My partner and I have decided on going for a dome shape that could combine both my jagged edges and my partner’s pointed pine cones to create a certain bedroom light that is also comfortable in the room.
Final outcome of lamp cover
At first, I thought it would be difficult to come up with a shape that could reflect a shadow. During the process, it was also difficult to find the right material for the design of our final work as we wanted something sharp but not too heavy and metallic. This is because most of the materials that we were exposed to were expensive, sharp and metallic. However, both my partner and I have carefully considered the materials to be sturdy and pointed but also affordable. Thus, we have bought the metallic strips that is meant for gift wrapping and as for the jagged edges, we would just simply use coloured paper. As for the shadow, I was quite disappointed as there was no shadow when we used the lights provided to us. However, despite that outcome, the aesthetic of the work turned out to be what both of us wanted to look in a comfortable setting that is the bedroom.
For my unit, I have chosen the stomata of an aloe vera. Thus, the choice of materials I have chosen is clay. This is because of how there are some deep ends on the inside of the stomata and the fact that it is very irregular, makes clay the best choice for material. The stomata is also on the cuticle of the plant, which is why I have chosen to have a cuboid shape as my base and the stomata at the front.
For the background, I have chosen to have a certain texture that would be more rough but also have a certain wave like appearance that makes the whole structure to look rhythmic. I depicted the background as the stomata, and thus there would be sunken holes at the background surrounded by lobes.
At first, I thought that it was difficult to find a representation for the unit itself. I thought of using egg cartons because of how I noticed there were stomatas that were shaped like a dome and the texture is similar to the egg carton.
However, after examining the material, I thought that clay would be a better choice as it is able to create deep ends and a concave structure.