Design by Nature and Necklace Project

3D Design, Chapter 4, Necklace Project

Chapter 4 is all about patterns: where patterns in nature, how they are useful in design, using nature’s patterns in design, and different kinds of patterns. All of this connects to the my necklace design in a multitude of ways.

Patterns in nature are all over the place in trees, animals, grass, leaves, and so much more; all creating a beautiful, perfect, balance of creatures. Energy patters, such as in lightning, do not change over time making them a benchmark for designers. Things such as the repeated pattern water takes or the fog going across the land can relate to designer’s work everywhere. The water taking the same path creates a pattern in the rocks, in design it is being precise and/or solid. As the fog across the land has no solid effect meaning in design it is a relaxed and/or open concept. In my particular project, I have a multitude of different ideas forming; two of the designs are flowers, just as the fog is the concept is open and relaxed. One design contains skeleton hands going with the river making patterns in the rocks. An obvious way to include nature into the necklace design is to put something from nature in the design such as flowers, leaves, trees, animals, ECT., but to capture the energy in the design, the design must contain depth, edges, and balance.

Different kinda of patterns in nature include patterns of movement, patterns of connectivity, and stacking patterns. Patterns of movement are broken down into two groups: branching and meanders. These two patterns show energy moving from one place to another, such as in a family tree, intestines, and leaf vines. Patterns of connectivity include spiraling and helices; these show energy remaking itself. Patterns of connectivity are in spider webs, and black holes. Finally, stacking patterns are shaped in nature that when put under pressure create angled shapes, they store energy until needed. You could see this in beehives, money, and snowflakes

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