I wanted to do something that really utilised technology and really spoke of my generation, so I initially thought about layering Acrylic and assigning LED clours via each corner to activate different layers.
I thought about how the medal could be interactive, stick your hand through it, utilising sound perhaps, like an Infrared musical instrument
Thinking more abstract I wondered if I could visulaise the underneath of a rain drop
Starting to apply the heroes Journey chart to a medal deisgn, I thought about having somone pulling the medal in from one side and pushing out on the other side. I still love this idea, but sadly it was a bit to complex for my skills.
I thought about maybe something a bit more illusionary
Still not sure what I was going for but I was pleased with the drawing 🙂
Conceptualising oppistes in harmony, And thinking about using the rim to define opposites instead of the less original each side of a coin idea. Angel or life and Angel of death holding each others wings
Further Concepts of my medal early on, I think the middle one on the left really inspired my over all finished design, even though I initially didnt think much of it when I drew it.
Further concepts, has a alittle look at greek mythology, The Top is Icarus and the the Minotaur with the labyrinth. and the bottom one was just this idea of a ship in a bottle that had leaked.
I had a decent CAD prototype and I was trying to figure out how I could use the figure in the centre to “pull’ the medal into itself.
Further Designs for the front of my medal, I still really like the middle one. I thought about how these arrow type shapes, connote the direction of energy and flow.
Spent alot of time on this, was a giant pain in the ass, I looked at how I could fake the degredation and tension of the metal being pulled into itself.
Starting to think about the other side of the medal, That Quote by Joseph Campbell really stuck with me. Felt really inspired by Arron Gregorys work.
Problem solving for my 3D model.
Further looking at geometric shapes for the back of the medal.
The placment and design of those slabs, I really thought about how I could use the orientation of the heroes journey chart to inspire this design.
Helping me create the 3D model
A possible design for the slabs on top, i thought about using string sandwiched between glass. And the string would sort get more aggrivated or relaed depending on the point on the journey.