Sunday, June 13, 2010

(3-D) Design Problem #2: Modular Geometric Repetition

For Design Problem #2 you will be building a mockup of sculpture using cardboard that will later be translated into sheet metal and painted a high gloss surface.  I was inspired by the sculpture that is pretty easy to make and you learn a great about tools and materials.  
The sculpture can be found on the website listed below.

Notice on the site how the artist approached

Notice on the site how the artist approached the pattern to make the piece.  Also, look at the little round things that hold the pieces together.  Those are called rivets.  Eventually, you will create your sculpture out of metal and rivet it together. Check out the video that teaches pop riveting

For this summer what I'd like for you to do is to construct your sculpture out of the cardboard you were given in class and glue it together.  Below, you'll see the template the artist used.  Each of the dotted lines was bent into place.  To do this in paper you'll need to first score the cardboard.  Scoring is the process used the "dent" the paper so that the fold is very clean.  Check out the video below to learn how to score a piece of paper.
Module Design

For your sculpture you won't be using the exact pattern shown above.  Instead, I want you to design 5 different templates, fold and cut them how every you want and then decide what pattern you will make the final sculpture.  Save all 5 templates you made and turn them in with your final mock-up sculpture on the 1st day of school.  

We will build the final sculpture in the month of October.    

1 comment:

  1. I assume (although this post doesn't specifically say) that the sculpture is made with many copies of the one template of our choosing. I also would like to know: if we choose one template to create repeats of, can we make them different sizes?