Giving Form to the Sensual x Aggressive
This project is an experimental exploration of giving form to interior emotional landscapes. Through playful testing of new technologies, I was drawn to a particular 2D visual of contrasting curves and feathered spikes. I developed language for this theme as a formal and tactile exploration of the tension between the sensual and the aggressive, between sharp and graceful, invitation and resistance, temptation and repulsion, the familiar and alien.
The project explored this through a series of drawings and the leap to 3D printed forms that embodied this theme. With a back and forth process between digital sculpture and physical analog manipulation, it was important to consider the haptic experience of these forms. Built through an intuitive considered process in Rhino, the resulting geometries were 3D printed at various scales to fit the human hand in a variety of ways. Finally, I hyper polished the forms to feel like sleek obsidian, so the holistic experience of holding them would add to the feeling of sensuality and aggression.