although the changes between sketches may seem small, i may have tried a hundred different ideas before setting on the next step. at this stage i try to keep things as holistic as possible and not developing any one element independently of the the whole. what i’m really looking for in this early stage is the various axis of symmetry and geometric integrity.
i’ve set aside the whole winter to develop this piece so you will see this is still very early days, so getting the fundamental form right before building on it is critical.
below is a diagram of the basic proportions of a simple tetrahedron. i drew this to print off so i have something to draw on and play around with different geometric ideas.