That time I built a birdcage.
When given the task to design a personal space that can be transported on a trailer, I knew I wanted to do something that reminded me of my childhood – a space only I can get into to escape. I started with the idea of creating a swing, as this is what I did for countless hours as a young girl. The birdcage is a symbol for wanting to escape and be enclosed from outsiders, at the expense of being free.
I used 50 conduit pipes as the bars where each pipe had to be individually bent and cut. The box on top encloses the entire cage and creates a focal point to the acorn finial at the top. The final structure stands high at 10ft once placed on the trailer.
The trailer was featured at the SVA ADC exhibition in April 2014.