2015 | Balsa
Sprout seems to erupts from the ground, a natural extension of the seedling it holds. Its simplicity showcases its occupant instead of competing with it; an angled aperture frames the plant while adding a touch of modern refinement.
Originally planning a complicated profile twice the length, I discovered the near impossibility of hollowing out a long spindle with dull, public-use lathe tools. Rather than force an overly complicated design, I cut my losses (literally) and developed a form that worked with manufacturing processes rather than against them. I also learned that with increased simplicity often comes increased elegance.