hand sculpture and stone cradle

Abstract forms


Massey University project

June 2013

2 months

Wellington, New Zealand


This project looked at the ergonomics of handheld objects and minimal form sculptures that cradle something of weight. I was looking at the material qualities of wood (Jarrah) and steel, and how they could go from straight geometric shapes to organic forms balancing weight, tone, texture and temperature.


The handle was inspired by the hilt of a sword and played with the temperature of the two materials to influence how the user holds it.

The stone sculpture was focusing on the keyword ‘cradle’. To evoke emotions of infancy the stone is cocooned in a loose stretchy fabric with a large figure embracing and surrounding it.


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