Monday, March 9, 2015

Create > Design from Industrial Systems

Create > Design from Industrial Systems


Goal: Create an artwork using an industrial system or structure as a creative stimulus.

Studio Activity:
Organize a photo walk to collect images of unusual industrial structures.  Photograph such things as communication towers, construction rigs, plumbing, heating and electrical systems, mechanical devices, machines, etc…  

Select one of the images as a stimulus to produce an art form.  Analyze the subject, paying particular attention to the parts, configurations and connecting factors.  Make some preliminary drawings based on your analysis.  Simplify and abstract the components as you desire, and rearrange them to produce a new integration, one that does not look like the original subject, but in some way maintains the spirit of its system or structure.  Render this work in either 2D or 3D.  

Trigger Mechanisms:
Analogy, simplify, substitute, transfer
Visual examples - Stella >
Visual examples - Feininger >


Paper, pencil, paint, found objects, wire etc...