Thursday, September 9, 2010

3-D Class Wedesday 9.8.2010

Second Exercise:


The second assignment asks you to join three curvilinear elements in a 3-dimensional movement that is asymmetrical, continuous in axial direction, and dynamically balanced.

The basic geometrical solids you will work with are:


Each sketch will contain three different elements – different in character (line/plane/volume) and different in size (dominant/sub-dominant/subordinate).

Forms should be contrasting (different) and complementary (harmonious).

In putting them together, you want to physically and visually extend the direction of the first axial movement with the second axial movement – and the third extension should bring the design into a curious and self supporting state of dynamic balance. No right angles or parallel conditions.

Each sketch should support itself off a base: one form touching (supporting two in space); middle form touching (end forms in space); two end forms touching (the middle form in the air).

Axial movements should be oblique – not acute. They should shift direction less than 90 degrees. Tip the axes and the surfaces – don't open them like a book.

HOMEWORK: SIX SKETCHES (clay, chipboard, dowels)

2 Volume dominant (vary the other elements); 2 Plane dom. ; 2 Line dom.

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