3 SKETCHES: 5 ELEMENTS : RECTILINEAR & CURVILINEAR
The third assignment asks you to join five elements (curvilinear & rectilinear) in a 3-dimensional movement that is asymmetrical, continuous in axial direction, and dynamically balanced.
The basic geometrical solids you will work with are:
RECTILINEAR SOLIDS (DEFINITE AXIS)
NO NEUTRAL CUBES
Each sketch will contain FIVE different elements – different in character (line/plane/volume) and different in size (dominant/sub-dominant/subordinate).
Forms should be contrasting (different) and complementary (harmonious).
Forms should be in obvious groups (3) and (2), but also read as a whole composition. The dominant
form and the sub-dominant form should be in separate groupings. Forms should alternate with each connection...... curvilinear + rectilinear + curvilinear + rectilinear + curvilinear or rectilinear + curvilinear + rectilinear + curvilinear + rectilinear
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: THREE SKETCHES (clay, chipboard, dowels)
1 Volume dominant (vary the other elements); 1 Plane dom. ; 1 Line dom.