Planar Translation

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An example of a curvilinear object translated into a planar form.

 
Conceptually a plane has length and width but not depth. In design, planes are formed by walls, ceilings or floors. Planar elements can act in a similar way to lines: Horizontal plane suggests rest and vertical planes suggest stability. Curved planes suggests motion and diagonal planes suggests movement and/or dynamic forces. For this technical exercise we will be working with horizontal, vertical, and diagonal planes.
 

Introducing – Negative Space Still Life (3D Design: Project 2)

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A plaster detail of Auguste Rodin’s La Muse (1905-1908) at the Musee d’Orsay, Paris
 

La Pensee (the thought), carved stone, Auguste Rodin, 1895
A portrait of his mistress, Camille Claudel
 
Examples of themes: example.pdf
 
More theme examples:

Things from the North side of my house.

Retrieved from cluttered spaces.

Found at grandmother’s house.

Defense Mechanisms

Parker’s Picks

To Be Recycled

Nostalgia

Technology

Organics

Road Trip to Alabama

Tools and Materials for Moldmaking and Plaster

Plaster tools and supplies:

– extra small bottle of WD-40
– 2 and 1/2 quart mixing bucket
– 2 Thin plastic (7-8 mm) drop cloths (hardware store)
– Fine 400-600 grit Wet/Dry sandpaper pack (hardware store)
– Clay tools (fabricated, found, or purchased), small sponge, pin tool, ribs
– N95 particulate respirator mask (hardware store)
– Sur Forms: size aprox. 2” by 1 ½” and 6” by 1 ½” (found in the tool section of the hardware store near saws/clamps/files)
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