Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
For my latest project in Suzanne's drawing class, I was assigned to a group and given a building on campus to draw. My group was assigned to the Elliot University Center. Above are five drawings of that space. (Below are three very rough first drafts.)
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Illuminate is a word which here means to lighten or bring light. This past week in drawing, we were assigned a series of vignettes. A vignette is a picture that does not reach the edges of a piece of paper. We were then told to illuminate our drawings with water color. Suzanne also mentioned that the best way to show light in a picture is to let the white of the paper shine through. Above is an example. "Perhaps the most powerful element in our perception of architecture is light. Louis I. Kahn insisted that there was no true architecture without natural light" (Roth 85).
An idiom is “an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meanings of its constituent elements, as kick the bucket or hang one's head.” http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/idiom. Idioms, I find, were a major part of our fairy tale week. In my story, The Owl, I thought that the owl was more of a representation of unknown knowledge. An owl is a symbol for knowledge, which the townspeople feared.
Materials are found everywhere. Materials are the pieces that make up the whole. They are the pieces of bristol board that make up a chair for Pat, the colors of water paint that fill our books, the feathers that create hats. Materials are the pieces that make up everything.
In our second week of studio we were given four new words that relate to our classes. They were: Commodity, Firmness, and Delight [One phrase], Idiom, Illuminate, and Materials. I found that all of these words are woven together to describe architecture. An idiom means known by a majority, what is beautiful, what is right. To illuminate is to bring beauty, style and delight. Materials work to produce firm structures, commodious spaces, and create additive pieces that engage our senses.