Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Up in The Clouds Luminaire Final

Front View- Focus on Clous Shape

Full Front View- Cloud and Legs

Side View

Bottom View (Not visible unless lying underneath)

Detail View of Layers- Layers were accomplished by sewing the paper together so that it overlapped to create shadows amongst thicker paper.

Detail Side View

Materials- Cloud: Craft Paper, Wire, Fishing Line, Pipe Holders, Wood, 2- 15 W CFL bulbs, A Few nutz and boltz and TLC

Legs: Wood, Paint

Up in the Clouds

Our final project in studio was to create a luminaire, based on a natural light phenomenon.  My light phenomenon was a large body of clouds, with the sun at the very base of the clouds, illuminating the mass of clouds so brilliantly it seemed to be bigger than anything I could imagine.  I wanted to take this idea, illuminating a mass of clouds and turn it into something real; I wanted to build my own cloud.  Cliche? Well, have you have seen a cloud up close?  Have you been able to hold a cloud?  Walk up to one and around it?  Now you can. 

Early Cloud Light Model
Building the cloud- Base

Base- Side view

Base with Half of Cloud and Bulbs Attatched

Completed Cloud In Natural Light- Not turned on

Turned On in Natural Light

Critique- Monday, December 6, 2010

     On Monday, December 6th, 2010 I was assigned to attend the 2nd year Iarc critique located in the lobby of the Gatewood Studio Arts Building at UNC Greensboro.  The focus of the 2nd year's fnal projects was showing movement through form.  The students had to represent a movement or a flow using a statis material.  Various students used plastic, wire, and glass.  The one that I found most interesting was Jasmine Jones and her project on showing fluidity using wire mesh. 

Left Half of Jasmine's Project Board

Right Half of Display Board

Jasmine's Display Model
  I enjoyed Jasmine's project because of her thorough look at how her ideas developed.  I liked her documentation of process and how she explained how she created the fluid figures. 

She said the metal in the wire mesh imspired her because it reminded her of water, with the reflective qualities of metal. 

Jasmine created the shapes using points on her hands and tried many different variations of shape.  I think that he project demonstrates a confident grasp of understanding 3D Models and Shape of Movement, and that which is not necessarily a figure.