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Radhika
Wadhwa
 Thesis
1.
Fall
2011.

 11/21/11
Upload
 Faculty:
Julia
Wargaski



Moving
forward
with
the
idea
of
paCern,
color,
culture,
nature.
 I
focused
on
one
piece
of
nature
which
influenced
me
in
a
lot
of
different
ways.
 I
chose
to
work
on
the
aspect
of
the
lotus.
 Lotus
is
represented
in
so
many
ways
today
and
everyone
knows
a
different
meaning
to
it.
 Using
the
different
meanings
behind
it:
meditaKon,
peace,
spirituality,
something
so
beauKful
that
comes
out
of
 a
dirty
lake.
 Using
the
lotus
and
the
aspect
of
meditaKon
and
finding
peace
within
oneself,
I
started
to
design
for
an
 immersive
shoppable
experience
that
leads
people
to
stop
and

think
about
their
lives.
 At
first
I
wanted
to
design
an
event:
where
people
who
choose
to
walk
through
it,
have
to
make
decisions
of
 choosing
paths,
decisions
of
what
to
leave
behind
and
what
to
carry
forward
or
wish
for.
And
this
path
would
 end
by
a
space
that
sells
products
that
are
influenced
by
this
experience
of
self
discovery.
 My
work
was
also
influenced
hugely
by
the
wriKngs
of
Rumi.
 In
this
event
I
wanted
to
design
two
three
different
secKons.
 The
first
secKon
being
about
sufi
dance,
the
second
about
leaving
some
memories
behind
and
starKng
afresh.
 And
the
third
to
be
about
buying
products
influenced
by
the
lotus
and
the
aspect
of
memories.



Lotus
in
different
forms:
stain
glass,
jewelry,
architecture,
bio
mimicry
etc.



Created
this
paCern
inspired
by
the
lotus.



AQer
going
through
this
process
I
am
trying
to
focus
on
the
aspect
of
creaKng
a
paCern
soluKon
which
will
be
 co‐branded
with
nature.
Using
elements
from
nature
to
create
a
paCern
library
which
people
can
apply
on
 different
products.
How
can
that
whole
paCern
or
part
of
the
paCern
be
used
effecKvely
in
different
ways.(
this
 goes
toward
the
aspect
of
being
part
of
community
but
sKll
being
able
to
stand
alone
and
have
a
presence.)

 As
an
experimentaKon
with
paCerns,
besides
geVng
the
previous
lotus
screen
paCern
laser
cut
I
played
with
 the
Spirograph
and
thread
art
on
screens



AQer
geVng
feedback
from
various
people
a
lot
of
quesKons
have
been
raised,
regarding
the
concept
I
started
 with
and
now
eventually
where
I
have
reached.
 In
specific:
 Who
are
the
users?
 How
can
I
apply
these
paCerns
to
different
objects?
 How
do
the
paCerns
I
create
used
by
the
users?
 Will
there
be
color
combinaKons?
How
are
those
influenced?
 What
about
the
paCerns
themselves?‐
what
influences
me
to
create
them?
 Are
these
paCern
going
to
be
influenced
by
my
idea/concept
of
the
event
earlier?
If
so
then
what
parts
of
it
will
I
 be
using?
 By
the
end
of
the
semester
I
hope
to
achieve
some
sort
of
paCern
guide/
paCern
color
guide
and
answer
the
 quesKons,
these
and
many
more
raised
by
my
peers
and
everyone
else
who
I
share
my
project
with.



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