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The creative process in creating something that is both functional and artistically interesting to view. In the case of this project, the idea of taking a small object and abstracting it into a sculptural structure was the leading point for this side table. The research of the idea was lead through revenues of image research and development of ideas through multiple iterations and continuing forward with the strongest visual impact. The production would then focus on the use of materials already available as to create something out of the left alone objects that were rarely viewed on their own. The final object then became the product of influences of impactful image research and materials that had been cast aside as extra to form a new original object that serves a function while remaining impactful. The side table completes this task by representing mechanical and electrical elements that work together to form a unique sculptural experience that can be interacted with on a daily basis as a working piece of furniture.
Austerman, Everett, "Gear Spool Side Table" (2022). Honors Theses. 3580.