Today's class was a mixture between independent study and group work. This morning, we had to take all three aspects of our research and create 15 ideas in about an hour and a half.
I really like sketching ideas, but what I found most difficult was detaching myself from the first idea I had. Furthermore, I had kind of a block half way through where I just sat there for 10 minutes trying to come up with anything. The reason why that happened to me was because I was being too literal. So, after I realised what I was doing wrong, I simply took the feeling from Sagmeister's work, the idea of bringing things together with stitching and the volatility of paper and started creating objects of installations that brought all three subjects together.
After lunch, we came back as a group and presented a few ideas. I think what helped me the most in this was that I could discuss with other people the ideology behind my pieces. It also helped me concretise some of my work and actually brought to light some of the problems that I did not detect while working alone.
I then decided to take my best idea, which was an installation of glass layers on skyscraper, and finalise it.
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