Candle Masks

3D print, wood filament

This project explores the generative design of stackable objects in rhino and grasshopper. The stacking set of candle mask objects create patterns of projected light when illuminated from the inside. When stacked, the objects fit a tall prayer candle, and each individual segment can be separated to mask a smaller candle.

The design aesthetic was inspired by Gaudi's methods of designing the double-twisting pillars as seen in the Sagrada Familia. To do this, I created a python script for parametrizing the pillar surface through lofting interpolated curves of star polygons while twisting these shapes. The surface is morphed with a pattern of ellipse cut out geometries and then offset to make a solid. Each layer of the pillar is sliced by an additional curve output from the python script.