Saturday, January 16, 2016

Cortney, Student Work

Soap, paint, wood, glue. 

Tyler, Student Work

Soap, paint, thread, pins, wood.
Approx. 4" x 11" x 1.5"

Liz Burris, Student Work

Soap, dirt, sticks, wood, pastel, glitter

Lauren Gonzalez, Student Work

Soap, Ink, Glitter, Wood

Warm Up Exercise for Architecture Relief, Student Work

Anika, Student Work

 Spanish-Modern and Ancient Egypt

Erica Lewis, Student Work

The two time periods chosen were Byzantine and Egyptian.

Liz Burris, Student Work

Architectural Styles: Moorish, Early Modern, Modern and Postmodern
Materials: Balsa Wood, Black Paper, Wood Glue, Foam Board, Masking Tape

With this piece I was inspired by specific elements of the aforementioned architectural styles. With Moorish Architecture I am really fascinated with muqarnas, which is this particular form of vaulting- it is quite geometrically complex but it often takes the form of a honeycomb and in certain structures it even resembles stalactites. With the Modern styles I was interested in the uses of geometric shapes and line. I looked specifically to the Sydney Opera House, the Denver Art Museum, and a variety of houses.
Initially I was unsure of what I was going to make. I knew I wanted a stalactite/honey comb like feature so I began to make that first.I used the tape to create my take on the muqarnas. Here I hit a roadblock and had no idea what to do next so I decided to install the piece I had created and then build the rest of this work off of it.After creating my honeycomb like structure I naturally began thinking about honey bees. From that point I decided I wanted to make some honey-like detail, so I experimented and used wood glue for the "honey" bits. I then used foam board to create a geometric structure in the middle of this piece and balsa to create the bottom. As I continued to work on this piece I became more and more interested in how these particular details worked in creating shadows.

Tyler, Student Work

I used a total of three different architectural movements.  I conducted research and used the pictures below as my inspiration.  My idea was to use the simplicity of the Egyptian architecture with the complex and futuristic look of Post-modernism.  When building the sculpture, I decided to keep everything dealing with Egyptian architecture to remain balsa wood.  In contrast, everything Post-modern would remain foam board.  I did this to show a sharp contrast between the two and how they can still live in harmony together.  I have always been interested in the unique designs of Gothic windows, so I included them as the transparency within the Post-modern section.  I noticed how gothic windows start off complex near the top and become more simplistic as you move away from the focal point.  That is why I included a detailed gothic design, made of paper, and then cut out simpler shapes for the remainder of the windows.  A light source was then added inside the windows to help illuminate the gothic style windows.