plastic animal project
plastic animal project

barry the bird:

made with plastic.

STUDIO LAB (2020)

RESTRICTIONS
  • Do not manipulate the plastic with heat.

  • Incorporate an interaction with the animal (My interaction was the dipping of the head and flapping of the wings).

BACKGROUND

Create an endangered animal from your hometown using reclaimed plastics and packaging. 

SKILLS

Physical prototyping, how to critically dissect and abstract form and speak to its aesthetics, as well as create simple and engaging interactions. 

DESIGN PROCESS

sketching

For my research of the roseate tern, I watched multiple videos and images and recorded my observations in my sketchbook. 

iterations + more iterations!

I created three iterations of Barry before my final. The biggest challenge was capturing the proportions accurately, while also making sure Barry didn't look like a torpedo (too straight, no curvature).

FINAL PHOTOS
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© 2020 by Maggie Ma.