Tuesday, November 3, 2009
This project is titled Luminescence. I did a lot of research for this project because I didn't really know where I wanted to go with it. I researched sunrise, sunset, starlight, direction, intensity, spotlight, shadow, and many other kinds of light. I noticed that I found myself at the darker end of the electromagnetic spectrum.
The shades of light that I discovered at this end really caught my attention when it came to how certain shades of light can make you feel certain ways. Light is an amazing thing which plays a huge role in how we live our daily lives. We wouldn't be able to see anything if it weren't for light. While sitting in church one Sunday morning, I found my inspiration. Stained glass.
Stained glass is something that you can glance at and easily find yourself in a daze with. It is not only a beautiful object with its amazing patterns but also relays a breathtaking reflection of light onto a wall, ceiling, or other surrounding object. I found myself lost within the array of colors that something so simple offered.
Even though stained glass was my inspiration, like any designer, I moved on into the phase where your mind is filled with so many ideas that you can't figure out what to do. I found myself with another inspiration...the actual light bulb.
I thought about how simple a light bulb is to everyone, but as a plethora of thoughts filled my head, I realized that if anything is given the chance, it can become something incredible. I thought about how the light bulb is the part of a light fixture that gets hidden away and never gets credit for being the most important part of the light fixture. I then got out my sketchbook and created a throw-up page...
After grasping both ideas, I realized that the fixture is not what the important part of the project is, but what is, is the actual effect it gives off. After coming to this conclusion, I decided that I would put the light bulb chandelier aside for now, and go ahead with the stained glass idea for this project.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
For this sketchbook assignment we were to pull open our junk drawer and draw in pen with shading using thatch work techniques. Since I don't have a junk drawer, but do have a drawer of fabrics, I used it instead. I have a lot of paisley materials so it was a lot of drawing and took a long time to do. I was skeptical at first to the fact that you could literally shade using pen, but can now say that it is possible and I am very excited about it!