Brooke Goldstein

Personal Exoskeleton

Class of: 2024

Major: Communication Design BFA

Medium: Sculpture

Faculty: Aviva Maya Shulem

Prompt: In this project, students are tasked with developing a body part cover inspired by exoskeletons' anatomy, and it explores forms of protecting ourselves from the out their world. How this shell is a metaphor for our state of mind? Our emotions? Our physical being? Etc.

I designed a facial piece, drawing inspiration from our current global situation. Right now it’s as if everyone is in their own isolation bubble, quarantining, staying 6 ft apart, etc. I heavily focused on lines and the patterns of insect wings. When I researched exoskeletons in arthropods, I found that its purpose is to be protection against predators. I think it’s interesting to translate that to today’s pandemic, protection from the virus and other people.