Friday, October 30, 2009

Project Number 5 Analysis

During our Wednesday critique we were told to compare and contrast the dialog between two of our classmates projects. the two projects i chose to analyze were Cassie's and Justin's.

Both Cassie's and Justin's projects seemed to convey the idea if surrounding a smaller space within a larger space. Justin's approach was to use rounded edges, and to leave a gap in the wall of each space. By doing this, his project causes the observer to think about how many spaces his project really creates.

Cassie's project takes a more angular approach to this idea of surrounding, with both of her spaces resembling the star of David. In addition, Cassie leaves no gaps in the walls of her spaces; they are all completely closed.

Cassie's and Justin's projects were also similar in that there was some dispute on whether the negative space around their projects created more than two spaces. But in the end we decided it's all about how you look at it, and that every one i going to see something differently.

Project Number 5: Dialog

For this project we were told to create two spaces that relate to, and create a dialog with each other. My first idea was to have my spaces relate through opposites. For this i created a square space that was smooth, and one that was jagged, using the skewers to create a dialog between the two. kind of like a conversation. Because my jagged cube created to many spaces i had to figure out another way to do this. It was also suggested during critique that i had to many ideas going on and that i should simplify. so i ditched jaggedness and focused on big and small, and extrusion. the pictures above document my first idea with its collage, and my second idea with its collage and orthographic drawings. 

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Project Number 4: Hive O' Cocoons

For this project we were told we could make anything we wanted using 12 4"x6" planes of white Bristol board, and 12 bamboo skewers. It also had to include a 12"x12" base. I chose to cut slits in all of my planes. This allowed me to integrate the skewers with my planes. this created unity between the two. 
Originally I had an equilateral triangle as my base, but that wasn't working, as confirmed in critique, so I changed it to a circle with a 12" diameter. This created the look of a bee hive, and I glued two corners together on some of my planes. These looked like butterfly cocoons. Thus, I used images of these on my collage. The pointed tips of my cocoon shapes looked like leaves, so I added those to my collage as well.  

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sketchbook Assignment 4

In this sketchbook assignment we were told to draw people in 5 interior spaces over fall break. We were to draw some of the space but mostly where the people are. In addition, like all of our other sketchbook assignments, these drawings were to be done in pen. The places I found to be the most useful for this assignment were Starbuck's, Cold Stone, and the patio area of a local cafe.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Project Number 3 Part 2

For this part of our third project we had to create orthographic drawings of our cubes. We were told to leave our mistakes because it shows our process.