I enjoy designing and creating pumpkin carving patterns as well as carving them. It is a challenge to turn an image into completely black and white, forming a relationship between solid and void. This must be done while making sure everything is still attached with no floating pieces and the connections thick enough to hold up, all while still producing the desired image.
A pumpkin carving of Ken Warner, a beloved architecture professor who had passed away recently.
A pumpkin carving of Emilio, our trip tour guide while studying abroad in Italy.
A complex tessellations created in the style of Smaller and Smaller, but with fish instead of lizards. The fish tessellate in such a way that the two adjacent shapes are half the size of the original, with each continuing set getting smaller and smaller. The fabrication of this is more complicated than a regular tessellation because the changes of one side do not only affect the corresponding opposite side. In this tessellation, the changes of one side affect another side, while both of these sides affect the third side.