PROJECT 1

Words that define me

Sketches for project 1

Mood Board

Quick Mock Ups using aluminum foil, cardboard, wire, thread, tape and foam. 

Sketches of the real model demonstrating the outline, the core and the way it would come to open and close.

Final two pieces before connecting them together.

FINAL MODEL

For project 1 we had to pick a symbol that represents the way we are seen by society and the way we see and identify ourselves. I am a very quiet and introverted person and it takes me a while to open up to outsiders which is why I picked a shell as my symbol because I love hiding away in my own bubble. For the project we had to use linear materials to create our symbol in 3D. I choose to use wood because I never worked with it before and it had a quality and feel to it that I really enjoyed. I first started by listing words and creating my mood board. After I decided what my symbol was I started making quick mock ups using cardboard, aluminum foil, wire, foam and thread. Once I had an idea of how I wanted it to look I started doing quick sketches in order to visualize my imagination. drawings of how. For our final model, we had to use mechanical connectors to put everything together. This project was a real challenge but I truly enjoyed working on it and my end result. I also loved experiencing with materials that I had never used before.

Investigating Public Spaces/ The New School Collection

Renee Cox is a Jamaican American artist, photographer, lecturer, political activist and curator. Her work is considered part of the feminist art movement in the United States. Some of her best work exemplifies her Black feminist politic including the one I chose “Liberty in the South Bronx.” This photograph was part of her early to mid work. This piece fits perfectly into her career because its directly related to everything she stands for as a person and as an artist. Renee Cox is one of the most controversial African American artists working today, she has used her own body, both nude and clothed to celebrate black womanhood and criticize a society she often views as racist and sexist.

Polyhedron Assignment

For this assignment we had to create 3D shapes without using glue to connect The sides. For the cube and the triangle I used cardboard and attached the corners with pins. For the one with the straws I first used tape to build the base of the shape then I sewed the sides together with a needle and thread.