|NYU | Tisch School | ITP|
Our first iterations were inspired by ocean waves, but after doing some research, we wanted to create a piece that resembles the wing of a bird, and we were inspired by Santiago Calatrava's sculptures. The first iterations experimented with sine, wave, and blen deformers.
Santiago Calatrava's work:
The idea is that we used spacers and strung each piece onto piano wire. At the end of the pieces, we glued and pressed copper tubing to add some weight so that the ribs balance on a fulcrum (pendulum effect), and any movement or wind would ripple and cascade through the ribs, and this change would make the "wing" look dynamic.