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