I began to make the box out of paper, however, this was too fragile. I watched a documentary on the artist Rachael Whiteread. She used rooms and objects as molds to make sculptures out of concrete and resin. She covered the inside of a house in concrete then flipped the dry concrete the other way out, so the inside was on the outside. This created a cold brutalist sculpture that I wanted to create. Instead of using concrete I used expanding foam and stone coloured spray paint to create this style.
Whilst overall, I am happy with my final box I don’t feel it could be used commercially as a shoe box. I got carried away with the artistic side of the project that I failed to create a piece of packaging that could be used in the real world. Furthermore, my box doesn’t incorporate any graphic design, instead, I have created more of an artwork than a graphic design project.
If I were to do this project again I would keep the same ideas and try to represent them in the box but in a more commercial way. I would like the box to look like it could be sold in a shop. This means I would simplify it down and add more graphics to it to give it a more professional feel.