Inherent Form

Modeling from the inside out

inspiration board

I started with the idea of a cut paper leaf inspired by Henri Matisse. I had a hunch a leaf would lend itself both to surface modeling, and later, casting in a 2 part mold. At first I was interested in a lobed, fern like form. My professor mentioned that they would trap air bubbles in the mold, so I moved to the simplified perimiter.

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 Skeletal hierarchy for surface modeling.

Skeletal hierarchy for surface modeling.

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Part 2

After modeling and printing, we moved to an analog casting process. This experience helped me understand the capabilities and constraints of the manufacturing method..

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