Thursday, October 29, 2009

studio project 5: dialog

Sketchbook ideas.
Graphic. The concept of body and soul.
The poem fragment reads:
"The Spirit lurks within the Flesh
Like tides within the Sea
That make the Water live, estranged
What would the Either be?"
-Emily Dickinson
I boiled 12-inch skewers and let them dry in a curved position.
(I can't remember which ideation these were for....)
Always make extra, because you just never know.
First ideation.
Second ideation.
Third ideation.
Fourth ideation: I only made the base again and reused the skewers from the second ideation, because they had a nicer curved shape.
Front elevation.
Right side elevation.
Section elevation.


Project 5: Analysis of classmates' work

Ebony’s project and Cassie’s project are similar in that they both position a larger space above a smaller space. Space is enclosed within.
Ebony’s concept was big versus small, while Cassie’s emphasizes negative space, clean lines, and repetitive pattern.

In each project, the two spaces are similarly shaped – the smaller mimicking the larger, with the same number of sides. Skewers are placed only at the corners and are pierced into a square base.

Ebony’s spaces are hexagonally shaped (6 sides each). Cassie’s spaces are six-pointed stars (12 sides each). There is a greater difference in size between the two spaces in Ebony’s project than in Cassie’s project. In Ebony’s project, the two shapes are oriented in the same position, while in Cassie’s project, the smaller shape is rotated in relation to the larger. In Ebony’s project, the smaller space sits on the base and there is a gap between the two spaces from a side view. In Cassie’s project, the smaller space is elevated slightly above the base and there is no gap between the two spaces from a side view, which makes them appear more connected. In Ebony’s project, the skewers are integrated only into the larger space and are doubled up in the corners. In Cassie’s project, the skewers are integrated into both spaces. Ebony’s base is thicker.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

studio project 4: unity

Lots of bristol board.

First ideation - in shambles. I originally used rubber cement, which didn't hold well. The whole project fell apart.

Second & third ideations. I made the project a second time, but ran out of time to completely remake it a third time. The third time around, I simply remade the center triangles and changed the position of the skewers (I now regret the latter). Hot glue provided a better hold than did rubber cement. Crazy glue worked best for certain parts, but I accidently put too much on at one point and messed up the base a little bit. The skewers are also crooked because some of them were bowed.

Graphic. The project focuses on the number 3. The scattered words read: oneness, wholeness, harmony, converging, equilateral triangle, trinity, and equality.

The fact that the skewers (in the "final" ideation) are in groups of four is bothersome to me. I feel that my original placement of skewers was more in line with the theme. (On each of the three center triangles, there are three skewers grouped close together and one set further apart. Thus there are three obvious groups of three, and the remaining three - which are set apart - can be thought to form a fourth group of three.)


Front/side elevations, although there is technically no front. The project has three sides and is designed to look identical on each side.

Perspective view & detail of the skewers on the folded bristol board.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

sketchbook assignment 4: interior spaces + people

My boyfriend Seth studying in his room.
It's impossible to draw a straight line without a ruler....

My brother Ryan watching TV in the living room.

The coffee shop where Seth works. I accidentally warped the ceiling tiles.

Wednesday night prayer meeting: an experiment in drawing discreetly.
The mess-up on the arch really bugs me.

Ryan in his room.

These sketches turned out better than I expected, although I can't seem to draw a straight line for my life.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

studio project 3: drawings

My apologies for the bad image quality.


front elevation

right side elevation

improved joint

3-D sketch