Ziyang Xu

Incense Burner

Class of: 2027

Major: Interior Design BFA

Medium: Wood

Faculty: Aviva Maya Shulem

Prompt: The prompt of the project was to make an object that relates to the community to which we belong or relate. The same was to be done while keeping in mind the 3d design elements of Plane, space, and shape

The world is full of sacrifices. The different nationalities constitute the sacrificial culture with their own styles. Through the research, I am attracted to the incense burner for sacrificial rites, which is essential thing carrying out this activity. I started chasing more distinctive scent boxes. I used the traditional Chinese openwork window flower pattern as decoration, and the scent is emitted through the openwork. I used laser engraving for the whole process, which is not only more beautiful but also more precise. Then I used watercolors to recreate the colors I imagined and make it retain the grain of the wood.