Kionhekwa

Project in design class ID @ GT

 
 
Bio-inspiration
What can we learn from nature? How can millions of years of evolutionary experimentation affect our design processes, and in turn, our lives?

Where better to find the answer than a zoo?
Ideation
 
Final Concept
New drawings so I could have a better idea of what the final would look like
I also decided that Kionhekwa would be both a desk and a hanging lamp
 
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New drawings so I could have a better idea of what the final would look like
I also decided that Kionhekwa would be both a desk and a hanging lampgasd
New drawings so I could have a better idea of what the final would look like
I also decided that Kionhekwa would be both a desk and a hanging lamp
New drawings so I could have a better idea of what the final would look like
I also decided that Kionhekwa would be both a desk and a hanging lampNew drawings so I could have a better idea of what the final would look like
I also decided that Kionhekwa would be both a desk and a hanging lamp
 
 
 
Alerted to her distress, the birds of the world told the animals of the water
 
 
 
 
 
 
The animals decided that she would need land to live on, so the muskrat went to the bottom of the sea 
 
 
 
 
 
 
and placed dirt on the back of the Great Turtle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From his tiny paws, turtle island began to grow...
 
 
 
 
The Sky Woman soon gave birth to a daughter on Turtle Island. The daughter grew fast. 
 
 
There were no man-beings on Turtle Island, but a being known as the West Wind married the daughter of Sky Woman
 
 
 
The daughter had twins, one was called the right handed twin
 
 
 
the other was born in a way that caused the death of the mother
 
 
 
 the left handed twin
 
When the twin's mother died, their grandmother, Sky woman, placed a fistful of earth she
 
 
grasped from the edge of skyworld on her grave
 
 
 
 
So from the body of her daughter came the Sacred Tobacco, Strawberry and Sweetgrass. 
 
 
 
We call these Kionhekwa 
 
 
 
The Life Givers

Iroquois Legend
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