This is a short write up after week 6 consultation, to update my design direction.
My direction now is to design a set of jewelry that go according to the stories I wrote. The design I have for now is pretty complicated and resembles the Chinese antiques. However, my next aim is to simplify the design into something more modern, and yet capture the essence of the characters and the status.
Some initial sketches:
These designs are, however, too complicated for both modern aesthetics and production. So simplifying the designs and reserve the “gist and gesture” would be my next step.
Exploring Chinese history, culture,as well as the stories behind famous poems and art pieces, combining with 3D printing and other techniques, the aim of this project is to design a set of jewelries that embodies Chinese stories and shows the culture influences of the eras in history. Chinese culture is not independent from the rest of the world, at different period of time, China was influenced by different countries and exotic cultures, at the same time, the society is shaped according to the emperors’ characters and policies. By interpreting Chinese culture, more interesting stories can be discovered about the social-political situations of the times. This set of jewelries are meat to be both decorative and meaningful.