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Expression Form

Expres­sive Forms can be described as prod­uct sculp­ture and are close­ly asso­ci­at­ed with the study of styling. In order to gain a bet­ter com­pre­hen­sion on form a sim­ple task has been set.

Your task is to select two descrip­tors which include gen­der and and 2 attrib­ut­es from the list below. You must then through the use of form, bal­ance and colour cre­ate a design which echoes this com­bi­na­tion of descrip­tions.


  • Male
  • Female


  • Speed
  • aggres­sive
  • sol­id
  • spindly
  • pas­sive
  • assertive
  • friend­ly
  • fun
  • con­ser­v­a­tive
  • tacky
  • qual­i­ty
  • sophis­ti­cat­ed
  • gen­tle
  • relaxed
  • flow­ing

You must mod­el the shape with­in a space enve­lope of 50mm x 71mm x 100mm.

Con­sid­er the use of the fol­low­ing to help com­mu­ni­cate your theme.

  • Con­vex, con­cave or flat sur­face
  • Lines or curves indent­ed or extrud­ed from the sur­face
  • Bal­ance and cen­tre of grav­i­ty
  • Motion, dynam­ic and stance
  • Sur­face tex­ture and colour
  • Lay­ered geom­e­try or aper­tures, which change the appar­ent weight or bal­ance of the object.