Water Vessel, Stages of Water
This piece was created as a final model for capturing the three stages of water in one vessel.
The project initially began with a study models that explore shape, form, and understanding the three stages of water: gas, liquid, and ice. In addition to these explorations, I also explored body movements that are directly associated and can be performed with each stage of water. The movements are as follows: a skip or jump, long strides, and laying down. A water vessel was created by combining the movements and studymodel explorations sequentially. The vessel was created out ofvarying sizes of basswood strips. The vessel emerged from a sketchof a seven-sided polygon. and was then repeated and extended intoa long structure. The vessel encapsulates each stage of watersequentially: a mist zone (gas), a frozen zone (ice), and a hot bathzone (liquid). The vessel was constructed out of 1/8” bass wood sticks that range in size based on the stage of water they are meant to enclose. The smaller criss-crossing pieces become more dense as they proceed to thesmaller polygons in order to support a more open space to a more secluded private space.