Chinese Character Inspired Parametric Shoe Design

My project is a family of shoes that is inspired by the molecularity of Chinese characters. Each shoe is covered with patterns made of a single Chinese character. As the Chinese character evolves from one to another, not only the meaning of the character changes, so does the complexity of the shoe form. Through this project, I would like to teach others about the fascinating nature of written Chinese, at the same time celebrating my Asian heritage.

Inspiration:

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Animation:

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Final Design:

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Photograph:

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