Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Sketch of Track Lights

A blown up picture of my favorite light fixture I drew. I tried to capture the shadow on the wall with my shading as well as certain aspects on the fixture itself. 


Three light fixtures drawn from three different views. We were asked to choose our favorite and blow it up larger. 


Three pieces of hardware drawn using three different techniques.

Final Four Thumbnails

These are four of the twig and cell phone drawings that I liked the best. I tried to incorporate aspects of the twig and cell phone in each block. 

More thumbnail sketches

Thumbnail Drawings

These are various thumbnail sketches of my twig and cell phone, some are mingled, some are separated. Needless to say, the sharpie fumes gave me a high. :o]

Sunday, October 12, 2008

dialogue 5

I have continued playing around with my idea, trying to make the dialogue more defined. I've arrived at my favorite model (the bottom image). I have found a way to make the movement more of a dialogue without creating more than two spaces.

dialogue 4

Tommy and I both started playing around with my second iteration and experimenting on how the dialogue between my two figures could be more defined. in this position, the two spaces are well defined, and the dialogue between them is created by the skewers.

Dialogue 3

I arrived at this idea from my first one. I really liked the skewers piercing the paper in an even proximity.

dialogue 2

As I was "playing" around with the project, I disassembled it and came to have the smaller triangle with the six skewers. This came to be the inspiration for my next iteration.

Dialogue 1

This is my first iteration for the dialogue project. I created two triangles, one large and one small. But I connected the top of the two triangles by skewering them together with six of my bamboo skewers. The problem was.... it was not structurally sound and kept collapsing. (you can see I had to have Rebecca Ladd hold it up so that I could take a picture of it) Also, I had two extra cards and six extra skewers.

Final Unity

This is my final model for the unity project. I decided to return to my first iteration and continue fixing it to make it more "unified". I made several models, trying to get it completely stable and balanced.

Unity 2

This is the second iteration for my unity project. I decided to try something different from my first model seeing as it was a near success. This one proved difficult, however, and wasnt nearly as unified.

Unity iteration 1

This is the first iteration of my unity project. I folded the twelve sheets of paper in half and put two of them together to create a triangle. The skewers separate the different levels of the triangles to create a unified figure. Tommy suggested, however, that I seperate the skewers the same distance as the triangles were from each layer.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Compare and Contrast (Rebecca Ladd)

My project of unity can be compared and contrasted to many of the other projects that my fellow students have designed. One that stood out to me the most though, was Rebecca Ladd’s. Her project was similar to mine in that the bamboo skewers were used not only as a structural tool, but also as something to space apart each module of our projects. We both effectively utilized repetition between each of our modules even though our modules were different. Rebecca chose to design hers based on a series of curved planes, crisscrossing and forming a ribbon candy like structure. I, however, played off a theme of triangles.
The proximity in my project was considered very carefully. I have a repetition of the spaces between each level of triangles as well as the spaces between the skewers themselves. This is not unlike Rebecca’s model. The space between her curves and skewers is also repeated throughout the project, giving it a certain sense of unity. Our projects are also similar in the position of the structure itself. Her structure is meant to sit on its side, as is mine. My project however, is meant to be viewed on its top point, with the pointy end of the skewers running out and upward. Hers sits more on the paper itself than relying on the support from her skewers. Though these are two very different projects, they have quite a few similarities, and I believe they are both successful solutions to this project.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Twelve Twigs - 4

This is my fourth iteration for my twig project. I changed the paper color has to draw more attention to the twigs. I used a dual paper, a dark green on the exterior and a coral on the inside. The spiral continues to be in effect but they are only extending on one side, making the exterior cleaner. The bright coral color was chosen to draw ones eye to the middle to see the complexity of the inner spiral. Something I wanted to change here, however, is the seam. It makes it an imperfect cylinder. 

Twelve Twigs - 3

This is the third iteration for my twig project. I decided to try a sprial all the way down the structure instead of the tiers. It made the inside a much more complex aspect. The outside, however, could be a bit more clean and better constructed. 

Twelve twigs - 2

This is the second iteration for my twig project. I wanted to see if a perfect cylindrical figure would work better than the diamond shaped. I believe it did, but the brown paper blends in too much with the twigs.

Twelve Twigs - 1

My first Iteration. There are six horizontal tiers on each side of a diamond shaped tower. The twigs create an X inside the structure.