Thursday, September 25, 2008

Twelve Twigs Project

This is my final model for the twig project.  Though it looks like there is only one stick, all twelve required sticks are present.  I cut them into small pieces and stuck them inside of one another.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Lecture notes

AIA 50-50. . . 50% less carbon in 50 ways
Sustainability 2030
Goal to be carbon neutral by 2030
Get building codes changed to be carbon neutral
Carbon footprint. . . how many
natural resources we use.
It is important to replace the use of nonreusable natural resources with sustainable resources such as wind, the sun and water.
*Some organizations dedicated to green design* LEED: Leadership Energy Environmental Design, Green Star, Green Globe
Buildings should last a long time and continue to be useful to future inhabitants. They should be reusable.
Proximity Hotel: the first hotel in the nation considered a LEED Platinum building.
The Gerding Theater-armory- another LEED Platinum building
*Good ideas* Solar panels to heat water, use skylights and windows for main, daytime lighting, refrigerators with geothermal energy, elevators that use reduced amounts of energy, air vents/ducts that are sealed off during construction.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Twig project discussion

In class we discussed our twig projects, in great detail. Even though most of the time was obviously spent on examining other people's work, I still took a lot out of the discussion. There were many different types of binding agents used, such as hair and thread, that gave me a lot of new ideas that I could reference for future projects. Some of the important topics that came up included making wiser paper-color selections and executing better craftsmanship. It is an encouraged practice to experiment with different adhesives, paper treatments and cutting techniques.

Rainboots Layering and hand w/right

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Leaf Project

The top photo is of my final leaf product. The design was inspired by the negative space around the needles. The bottom photo is of my final product as well as all of the previous prototypes and brainstorms.

Monday, September 15, 2008


The sticks I have chosen for the current project are all hollow. Like the pipes in the photograph, the sticks can be manipulated so that they interlock with one another. The parts of the sticks from which the flowers grow act as a cap does to a pipe in that they close off the "tube."

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Dogwood logs

I did this one with my right hand, aka, my bad hand.

Negative space

This is the bicycle that I drew for the negative space exercise. I wish I'd had more time because I am sure that it would have turned out interestingly once finished.

Five Messes

*Napkin, crumbs, glass sweat, straw wrapper
*Window, vertical blinds, smudges
*Carpet, chair leg, ice cream

Blind Drawings

I have always loved blind contour drawings and have been doing them for years. These are of Jessica and Aubry.

Bedroom Then and Now

Drawing by Touch

Hey! I know a lot of these images are too light to see, but I will work on that. These three pictures are blind contour drawings of my hand in different positions.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Hand Excercise, 9-2-08

This is my first sketch of my hand. . . notice the boo-boos.
For this one I looked at the paper whilst I drew.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Five Objects

Upside Down Exercise

Well, this upside down drawing started out pretty well, but I kinda ran out of room for the head.

Monday, September 1, 2008

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