This project was created for a course at MICA called Epic Fail, which invites students to take risks to expand their skillset. The prompt: design a unified form that is made up of smaller modular components and explore the material relationship between 2 different materials. This puzzle box invites the audience to solve it, with copy such as "He who rebuilds the ruins . . . the protector of time, the watcher of dreams, the keeper of the universe" and a call to action – "you are the one." The look and feel of the puzzle is intended to mimic ancient ruins. When solving, one will notice an open space in the very middle. Solve the puzzle, and you will protect time, dreams and the universe.
This puzzle box was modeled in Rhinoceros, with some parts 3d printed, and some parts crafted with wood and the Universal Laser.