The design approach of the lamp is inspired by taking multiple cross-sections of a tree in plan and translating it in elevation; by doing this the patterns the inner rings produce gets projected in space and create a 3-dimensional form. The finished product is created from milled walnut wood and accented with a brass. Before reaching its final form 2-dimensional studies were created to grasp a better understanding of movement and how it reacts in space. After the foundation for the 2-dimensional pattern was established, it is time to begin creating a three dimensional framework for each cut contour. This procedure was first investigated digitally and then mimicked physically to manifest an elegant product that lights up a space.
A series of studies in 2D were conducted before creating the final form in 3D.
Shows the entire lamp in a full 360 motion. The form of the lamp was designed using a 3d software called grasshopper.
the HIVE | 2013
This unique, hand assembled light fixture stands 2 ft. tall with apertures that radiate and reflect along walls. Aelian uses voronoi patterns, derived from observing nature, to create a well-balanced, positive-to-negative ratio when creating openings for light to penetrate.
wood, mixed media, 2'x10"
Echo | 2014
The Machine visualizes sound as a tangible image, linking parallel worlds together. Aelian designed this machine to create multiple links for visualizing sounds. In one instance, he observed and documented sound in a space according to his emotions. In the overlap, the instrument disconnects his emotions, thus creating an image from an arbitrary state of mind. Although the moves might seem random, the visual image paired with the sound is very rational. Together, the overlapping of the two creates a parallel reality. Both happen in the same moment, but create different outcomes entirely causing the two visual portrayals to create another density of visualizing sound.
Wood, plexi-glass, mixed media
Traced Trajectories | 2015
This handcrafted form investigates a physical manifestation exploring the technique of mirroring, which is used in two dimensional representations to create complexity. The technique is studied as a negative of a mirror; instead of mirroring the object or pattern, the path traveled is what becomes positive, creating a machined-like object.