Ashley Webelhuth

Research Project


In The Beginning

3D print, spray paint, 5" x 2.5" x 2.5"
Photos by Johnny Pelhank


In The Beginning was a starting point for the focus of my research work. It serves as a metaphor for the technological seed we have created and planted. Being an acorn nut, it reflects the growth of an oak tree which is known for its power, strength, and endurance. As stated in an article, “a seed is the whole universe in a grain of sand” (The Seed: Symbol and Mystery). Over time it will transform and grow into something more powerful than we ever could have imagined. Today, it is only the beginning.