Monday, September 27, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Magarita Powers of Ten

The Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames inspired me to think about scale and hidden messages deep with in our galaxy. The scale is often missed when one dives deep into the mircroscopic or cosmic world. Thats why I decided to uncover the hidden beauty behind a margarita. When under the microscope at 1000x time zoom the smooth drink looks hard, wiry, and bumpy. The juxtaposition inspired me to create a margarita glass that was hard on the outside but the interior of the glass was smooth. I chose the texture from the look of the magarita under the microscope as a source of inspiration.

Magarita 1000x zoomed
Glass in process melting wax to create the layers of texture on the outside of the glass

SketchUP rendering of Glass

Actual Glass

Interior Rendering of Glass