Abstraction Texture Development

I experimented with different textures to distinguish the parts of the gazebo. I determined that asphalt shingles would be a realistic material choice for the roof. I contrasted the rough pattern of the roof with wooden rails and support beams. I added the fence aesthetic around the perimeter as geometric combat to the circular shape of the base structure. The flooring was considered initially, but I decided I had enough textures and it was a small portion of the area. I created a shaded floor in the final creation in order to increase the sense of depth.
The gum ball machine was created with the intention of focusing on two textures- glass and plastic. I later decided to create metal support poles as an attempt to improve on shading metal from my interpreted journey. The glass was designed based on looking at fish bowls. To create the sense that it is hollow I added gumboils to my final design. Lastly, I made my plastic glossy in oder to have reflective highlights, adding to the form.
The tub was initially created out of the leaf components, so in reference to its roots I created some test patterns based on the leaf texture. I determined the texture to be too intense for the entirety of the form; as a result, the finalized drawing poses the celled texture on the tops ledges. In this sample sketch of the tub I lacked the sense of form and depth desired, so overall it was changed later on.

Possible Reconstructed Objects

The reconstructed forms based off my three abstractions represent three possible objects: something a person can use, something that can support a person, or something that can contain at least two people. I attempted to create one of each abstraction into those categories to optimize my outcomes. The first column is derived from my bee abstraction. I decided to use the gum ball machine design as the sharp triangles generate a modern, mechanical appearance, interesting as a bee is alive and fuzzy. Creating an object that can support one person was the biggest challenge for me because it forced me to think about what is considered supporting. I examined how clothes, seats, and even an urn can support a person. I determined that my bath tub formed from the leafy plant best fit this theme. I believe the curves of the broken down leaves produce a serene, wave-like movement. My final abstraction became a gazebo. I made a gazebo out of both the leaves and the gourd; however, the gourd’s long, curved components made better for a layered roof.