The first virtual form below represents the surface between the heel, the Achilles tendon, and the ankle bone taken from a plaster casting. Through a series of manipulations, the virtual form is built into a three-dimensional object while maintaining the integrity of the surface.
A tactile form has been generated to study and observe both the interior and exterior of this unique surface while exploring the idea of a hand-held object.
The tactile form invites the exploration of various hand positions. The casing prevents the handling and observation of the interior of the form. Nylon is used to create a skin that hugs the surface, adds a new texture, and conceal the form’s holes. A modified form is created.
The purpose of the casing is to deprive the senses of touch and sight while raising curiosity in the form. Within the cavity of the casing, a nylon skin is accentuating the form, but the structure of the casing is blocking the ability to handle the form.