Form expression can be altered through the introduction of new form relationships between the elemental parts of the form. Using geometric volumes as the starting point for development, new formal features, which deviate from the geometry, can evolve through the introduction of a second visual element and examining the transition path of one with respect to the other.
This assignment explores the variation in the development of the crown of a finger ring. It examines the transition of an annular form of the finger ring and the subtle transformation in the formation of the crown of the finger ring.
Body Ornaments form an interesting domain where aesthetic considerations in the transition of the form through the interplay of elements of line, plane and texture along with considerations of anthropometric dimensions, form the predominant criteria in the development of the product form.
To develop design proposals for finger rings.
Form and Aesthetics, Form transition, Open form – Closed form, Body dimensions and fit, Texture, Manufacturing and replication for mass manufacture:
• Material: Brass rod
To size the given piece of brass rod to fit the size of the third figure by machining and turning an annular form. Examine form variations and form transition in the formation of the ‘crown’ of the finger ring. To understand the process of sculpting the ‘master form’ of the design proposal; and understanding the process of replication for mass manufacturing using simple rubber molding techniques, casting processes in paraffin wax and casting in brass; Finishing methods including buffing, plating etc.