Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Edges Boundries and Borders

First project for Oasis group casted with motor and red wood chips as a aggregate. I felt it came out quite well a little thick. Leaves for imbedded in the cast before it dries and peeled off after. I needed help to do this and my instructor helped me along with my classmate since I broke my doninate hand. The next image is a second try a little small with no aggregate.

Edges,Borders and Bounderies

These are some of the photos for our Edges, Borders and Boundaries project. After several different tries to come up with a design that we all agreed upon and was finally accepted. At first we wanted to make a pathway with the stepping stones, seats and a bird bath. Somethings like the birdbath was not practical. Seats would take forever to dry and be too cumbersome. We finally decided on a Pathway as shown in the last photo.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Pathway at Friendly Center off Friendly Avenue in Greensboro NC. Again just an idea

Ititial ideas for the oasis area just an idea. From Moses Cone hospital Greensboro, NC
Front Entrance of the Hospital off Friendly Ave.

Site plan for Edges, Borders and Bounderies project.
Oasis group. Our group decided on a pathway through the Oasis area.
to show progression. We would make stepping stones and perhaps sitting.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Vanishing Point

Vanishing point photo
Gatewood Art Bldg
NW side.

One point perspective a box completed Nov 2, 2008

two point drawing corner done nov 2, 2008

Downtown E. Market St.
Greensboro NC.
View at an angle.
Bank of America, Downtown
Greensboro, NC
Two point perspective.


Around the bend. Two point perspective.

Front yard East lake Dr.
Greensboro NC.

One Point perspective in front of my house in
Greensboro NC. a park on East Lake Dr.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Better view of Ginko Biloba& Pear tree behind trash facilities

Only Ginko Bola tree in this area and Pear tree at the corner cross walk.

Juniper and Nandina Bushes

These photos show different vies of the NW to NE side of Gatewood Art Bldg Nandina and Juniper bushes.

Juniper bushes on the NW side of Gatewood Art Bdlg and photo of parking area and islands
bare or spars vegetation.

Pear tree across from Gatewood Art Bldg
Cross walk on NW side of building. Tall pine
in back ground. Ground has some grass and
dirt bare spots. Trash facilities on the corner.

Crepe Mrytle Trees in parking lot across from Gatewood Bldg North West end.
Parking area up close in evening.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Precedence used for Dialog project. Primid architecture from Architecture Magazine 2006.(Pritzker Prize Winners: Architects & Designers:Architectural

This drawing showes different plans and angles of my project, Two plan views, one elevation, one jesture,
one projection.

Dialog Project

These photos are two different angles of my project showing dialog between planes and skewers. Six planes were flowed to form right angles, wholes were punched into the paper for the skewers to be driven through six layers at different angles forming criss cross design leaving two open spaces for dialog between the sticks and planes. The next few drawings will show the process.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Creating Dialogue

How is dialog created?

In most of the class projects dialog was created with the duplication of the designs twin
spacing with relationship to the planes and the sticks.

How is the idea of system generated?

Mostly the design of the planes and skewers mimic each other giving a support system the planes need the support of the skewers and visa/versa. As in Greg Hickman's design the skewers were as much a part of the design as the planes of paper the skewers coming to point in a circular yet pyramid design also supporting the planes.

How does the joinery support the project concept/strategies?

In my project the skewers were the support system as well as part of the design.

How is scale utilized in the project?

Most the projects were in proportion in relationship to the size of the skewers and the size of the planes in the design constructed.

How do two-dimensional images add to the understanding of the project ?

The projects theme was dialog and for the most part in all the project produced one could actually sense the energy of dialog in the design. One classmate in particular made her design from the precedent of YI and YANG which the skewers not only supported the design but contributed to the dialog in her design giving it estectic appeal.

How did the initial project evolve?

For myself I needed to figure out something I could produce with one hand so I actually just started to play with the papers and sticks then I knew I could not use glue successfully due to my injured hand. I was able to make the design first then I looked for a structure that resembled what I had produced. This was the ceiling of the Student Lounge at the University of Texas,
in Austin, Texas.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Plane view and Aerial view of Unity Project

Unity Project

These photos show my process at coming to my final project unity between 12 skewers and 12
4 by 6 cards of bristol board paper. my first attemp was to unite the skewers and papers as a wind mill effect folding the cards around the skewers attached in the center with glue. Second attemp was to more methocologly design eight then four skewers in a circular pattern opposite a rectangular base card two cards glued together to form two sets of four card one turned to the right the other to the left forming a vortex in the center with the skewers. Each card was folded and turned at an angle with the skewer points showing at the tip in the center is four skewers twirling in the directions the covered skewers are flowing giving this design unity between the skewers and cards.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Unity Project: Twelve Skewers and 4X6

My project for twelve skewers and 4 by 6 " paper was based on a wind mill. Looking around the classroom this morning I did not find any similar projects except one which was Sydney Gaskins. His project if held up vertically had a some what similar concept his skewers twisted in the center to form a vortex the sides of this project radiated in unites of four 'showing unity and repetition of same rectangular sides where my design the skewers where circularly placed in a rectangular card top and bottom of the unit between the two cards the skewers twisted forming this vortex in the center. This project had similar and opposites unified into one unit.
Another similar project was Charise Allen a bowl shaped project where the paper swirled into a bowl shape with a vortex at the center of the bowl formed by both the paper and the skewers. The skewers penetrated the corners of each paper and crossed over one another to form a copy of the shape of the bowl like structure giving this a spiral flowing effect. Like my project the skewers are supported by the paper

Thursday, October 2, 2008

A Corral For Twelve Twigs

These photos shows the front  and back sides  of my stick project A Corral For Twelve Twigs. I used Milk Weed Plant Twigs that had died which I found along a ravine in front of my house in Greensboro NC.   These twigs are long reeds which I cut into several sizes at a slant at the tip to form 90 degree angles when  glued  together. Then arranged three twig angles in a graduated position, large to small in a single band of black construction paper. I choose the color black to compliment the natural silver color of the twigs. There are two bands intersected one into the other band making the twigs parallel each other. The ends of the twigs protrude from the sides of the bands. This allows the project to be supported by the legs.  I found This arrangement caused the negative space between the angles  of twigs to cast a shadow when placed on a light colored plane.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Twig Project Final Idea

At last I came up with a final decision on how to present my
stick project. I chose the twelve twigs cut and glued into 90 degree and 45 degree angles arranged them acording to height
placed them in a corral of sorts. A black band made of crape paper about two inches wide and curved at the top. Glue was
my ahesive used in this project. I chose a sperical shape to contrast the angular shape of the twigs this encloses the twelve twigs into a corral . The legs of the twigs protude from the side of the enclosure. There are two circles with six twigs each at right angles the twigs shadow each other with the negective space, and also parallel each set. My precedence is the designer Adhemir Fogassa at www.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Another idea but.... too much paper not enough of the sticks showing back to the drawing board. I think I want this to be more stability and more of the texture of the twigs also
the color so I am thinking of using a brighter color or darker and perhaps not so many angles on the paper show more of the angles of the twigs, light and shadow. The next one should be it I hope. Phew this isn't easy but it's interesting.