Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Given the oppertunity to better understand our projects... After a sum what brutal and eye opening critique I was able to see that my concept was not a concept at all. I then preceded to re-research my Maud image and came up with the thoughts: rhythm, femininity, pink, risk, solo... and came up with "the venture taken by a sovereign women." Which I later cam to realize was more of a title than it was a concept.
Again, after further analysis I came up with the concept "Ballet" because ballet has to do with movement, balance, femininity, suspension. Which are all elements that my Maud Gatewood painting portrayed and my urban sculpture needed to posses.
Eat Where You Live: How to Find and Enjoy Fantastic Local and Sustainable Food No Matter Where You Live. By Lou Bendrick.
This book was a very easy read for me. The book acted as a resource and guide for people who were uneducated in the areas of: sustainable farming, buying of locally grown foods, how to find and go to local farms, and how to start your own small manageable gardens. The author strongly stressed family involvement
I was asked to analize a Maud Gatewood painting of my choice. Then after careful observation, I noted that her work portrayed the design elements of: movement, rhythm, a-symmetry, emphases, light and shadow. At this point, I thought that my concept was "Rhythmic Delight"
I then created an organically shaped structure that would use natural elements such as wind to create sound. The organic form came for the some of the shapes found in the president Maud painting, while others were implemented in order to create movement in a solid structure. I was able to make a audio effect in my design with the use of wooden reeds that were placed on the exterior steel drum shell.
Now, after familiarizing myself with the basics in SketchUp, I was then assigned to model the space in the floor plan from project III with one important addition. I was asked to include a 140 sq foot mezzanine level in my space that is accessible by a staircase located in the area below. To further extend the project, we were asked to include all the windows, skylights, doors, and furniture drawn on our original floor plan.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
For this project, students were asked to model a room in Sketchup. We needed to create a 14' x 24' room with a 12' ceiling. The walls were to be 6" thick. In the space, students were asked to provide a door on one of the 14' walls, a set of windows on the opposite 14' wall, and three 2' x 3' skylights equally spaced throughout the room. Here is my interpretation...
For the second round of the contest students were asked to create a header for the second year blog. It needed to be 3" x 10" in a landscape format, should title the blog for Second Year, and be visually interesting. This is what I created...
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
This year our professors implemented a weekly drawing competition- so you think you can(t) DRAW. For our first assignment we needed to create a drawing on a 12" x 12" sheet of white paper using only black pen to draw the joint. I decided to think outside of the box and draw a couple kissing... however, I was later informed that while it my be a connection it is to provocative for the public school system.
After creating a one point interior perspective, I was asked to then create a floor plan. In addition to the objects already located in the space i needed to imagine the other side of the perspective as a study area that would contain a desk, a chair, a book shelve, lighting, and at least one additional point of entry. The plan was to be in 1/2" scale and produced on a 12" x 18" sheet of vellum.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
In this project students were asked to draw a 14' x 24' space with a 12' ceiling height from an inspirational photo. There had to be one window and one door in the South. Two other windows needed to be incorporated into the space in addition to a 3' x 2' skylight. The skylight was to be placed in the Southwest corner of the room. Students were also asked to place a 3' x 6' dinning table with six chairs under the skylight. In the South east corner there was to be a sofa, an easy chair, and a coffee table. The final drawing was to be ink lined on a 12" x 18" sheet of paper.