Thursday, October 16, 2008

Plug It In - Plug It In

In Nadia's section of drawing, we were told to draw an electrical feature really big ... and here it is ! Actually in the section we had to draw the same feature far away then slowly getting larger. Afterwards we had to pick one picture and draw it at a larger scale.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Close Up With Light

In this section of Nadia's Drawing class we had to draw the same feature at different angles. Afterwards we had to pick one picture and draw it at a larger scale.

A Closer Look at Architectural Devices

In Nadia's section of drawing, we had to draw three different architectural fixtures in three different ways.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Dialog 12 x 12 (Ideas)

This project was called Dialog 12 x 12. We were instructed to create two spaces that have a dialog between each other, using only 12 pieces of paper and 12 skewers.
The thought of dialog automatically made me think of parenthesis, holding a conversation. I couldn't really think of anything to make with that, so I decided to use the forms of the greater than, less than forms. I created two movable pieces that could create a new scene anywhere you placed them.
As you can see, with the picture above, one side has curved edges off of the skewers, while the other straight. This was to create a sense of personality in the paper. One side being more aggressive and firm, while the other softer and gentle.

Unfortunately my project was destroyed before I could snap a picture of it. However, above are detailed drawings of each side, and below, the second image is an early rendition of my final.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Dialoge 12 x 12 (Ideas)

Our next studio project was to create a dialoge by making two spaces with twelve rods and twelve planes.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Sticks and Phones Can Break My Bones

In my drawing class, we had to look closely and the details of our cell phones and twigs. We had to draw what we saw in both, then combine two thumbnails into one, then reduce the number of pictures until we reached four final drawings. Not all of my drawings are shown, but I chose ones that emphasized the change of picture.

Unity 12 x 12

Our next project in studio was to create something unified using only 12 pieces of bristol board and 12 skewers. When getting this project I knew that I wanted to do something envolving the nautilus shell.
The shell consists of many layers and compartments that come together to form one strong whole. This idea of many layers coming together to form one stable whole, is the basis for my project.
From this, I began to glue the 12 pieces of paper together to form a shell like form, I then took the skewers and created a geometric form of the shell on either side of the form. This helped to create a contrast between a smooth round shape and a very sharp portrayal of that form.

A Closer Look (Comparing and Cotrasting Unity)

In my studio class I was given a project to create unity between 12 skewers and 12 planes. During our critique we were told to choose a project and list its similarities and differences to our own. The project I chose to compare mine to was made by my T.A.s Amanda and Dana.

I feel like my Unity 12x12 project best relates to Amanda and Dana’s because both have an apparent radial shape. Though all of my paper works to become the curved shape, Dana and Amanda’s design is very straight and linear creates an implied circular form with flat, straight paper. Both designs have a central point, where the rest of the planes rotate around. It is also noticeable that the skewers in both projects form a structural grid around the paper planes.

When contrasting the two it is clear that the placement and order of the skewers differs with the two. In Amanda and Dana’s project, their skewers are very straight and evenly placed, where as in mine the skewers are (intentionaly) placed in uneven ways. Again with the shape of the paper, my project works to form a curved radial shape, while Dana and Amanda’s is very angular and the hanging projecting pieces form the radial shape. An obvious difference is the fact that theirs rest on its side, where mine is standing up from the ground.

I really enjoyed their project !! YA - YA

Unity / To Draw Unity ...

The first is the Top View, then Gesture, Conture, my Precedent and Graphic, and finally my Elevation (which is actual size).

Friday, October 3, 2008

A "Box" for 12 Twigs

The twigs are bound together by a stringg of rafia. Sorrounding the center point is a sphere of copper wire, it empasizes the connection of all the twigs, and demonstrates the solidity of the whole.

One twig can be snapped easily. Three with effort. Twelve is almost impossible.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A "Box" for 12 Twigs (the Beginning Stages)

The pictures shown are my first two attempts at my "box" for twelve twigs. For the first I chose twigs that were fairly small and delicate, but I felt like the size was too small for the project. In the second I decided to do a chinese staircase up the twig to draw youe eye to wards the center where the wire sphere was created. With that attept I realized that I didn't like the color of the rafia and I decided to only wrap six twigs for my final (which is shown above).