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.
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.
To Be Recycled
Road Trip to Alabama
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)