Activating form pattern part 1 & 2



Mondola in black and white (by Aaron Beckhon, 2021)
Mondola’s in Color (by Aaron Beckhon, 2021)

Project Statement

The objective for this project was to create a mondola using natural and synthetic form. There were 2 parts to this assignment; For part 1 we designed our Mondola’s in black and white and for part 2 we converted our Mondola’s to color. My intentions were to use my natural forms and turn them into a winter themed mondola. For my concept I named my mondola “Early winter” shedding light on global warming issues that we are faced with every year. I chose my color scheme based on soil and frost and snow on leaf’s. in the midwest, when temperatures warm after hard frost and then rain falls onto frozen ground, it deteriorates the soil.


View detailed project process at Activating form pattern part 1 & 2: process



I enjoyed learning about how we can take natural and synthetic forms and create new forms with them. I learned a lot about how important it is to iterate on different ideas and figuring out which design functions the best. The time we spent on color studies was well received and helped me to create a better visual effect to my mondola design. If I were to make any adjustments to my mondola, it would be to change the alignment/positioning and to focus on color studies.