AIGA & MoMa Research and Response

While visiting the AIGA & the MoMa museum, I noticed a lot of architecture drawings that were made using pencil or ink medias drawn on simple paper. Something interesting about these sketches was how these designs were so simple and could’ve even been rough drafts for even other projects. There was a lot of contemporary art in both museums, and the pieces definitely seemed very cutting edge and up to date.

During my visit the AIGA museum, I found that much of the stuff was very impressionable and did not follow a certain scale, yet it had a certain aesthetic quality that appealed to me. One part of the gallery that I really liked were the ink drawings of the Capital building a few other architecture firms. I liked how they were drawn out so casually, yet they still really good and interesting to look at. Another piece I liked was a portrait of a up-to-date church in China that sits inside a modernized skyscraper. I thought the idea of that was very introspective and advanced.

School of Athens

In this photo, our group conveyed our ideas of what we thought the School of Athens painting meant in our own setup of objects. Since we thought this painting describes the differences between people of different classes and occupation, we created an assortment of objects ranging from lower class to high class. As you see in the picture we made, we put more of the upper class materials, such as the lingerie piece, the wine glasses, Victoria’s secret bag, and the whole foods bag, on the top/middle staircases to represent how the philosophers, mathematicians, and scientists were known as the “upperclass” of their time. In the bottom of our picture, we have dirty shoes, a Metra card, empty plastic cups, and a broom.

Wire Project

For my 3D hand wired project, I had to construct a 3D model of my hand fit to scale for my Space/Materiality class. Under a two week time frame, I learned how to work with wiring and completed my first 3D wire project using utensils and cutting materials. I also learned how important time management is when preparing for large projects and how consuming they can be.