PART FOUR: SIDE LINK DEVELOPMENT
To follow the story of Surrender, I knew I wanted to evoke a feel of the sea, the shell form opening and releasing the pearl in the center.
I began with the questions of the linkage:
How would these fluid shapes connect, and keep an unbroken rhythm?
Where exactly was the best placement for the pearls, and what size pearls?
What about the texture?
And then, what’s the best way to model it in Rhino?
I ask these questions lightly here, and each one of them required looking at and discarding 20 plus potential solutions before I was sure I had the best one.
This is where I decided to create a two part link with white gold and yellow gold, and decided how the linkage would work- where there would be movement and where the pivot point would be to allow maximum movement for comfort while lying on the neck.
The next focus was the texture- getting it just the right scale- not too big, not too small.
With the links in place, it was time to focus on the center piece.