Structure and surface is the name of our new project, I'm quite pleased with this as this may be an easier topic to create something architectural or spatial as the previous project was pretty tough. The day firstly consisted of a briefing which introduced us to the project and gave us an idea of how other people created ideas around the topic and artists and designers which link to the topic. Yesterday we were given the task to choose 12 words from the visual dictionary and create two drawings or collect a photo for each. For 6 of the words we then also had to gather 3 images of work by artists/designers linked to them words. My 6 words were:

  • Segmented
  • Modular
  • Folded
  • Structured
  • Tessellated
  • Covered
  • Fragile 
  • Looped
  • Porous
  • Fragile
  • Skeletal 
  • Woven

I struggled to collect drawings for some of the words which meant that I had to take photos which  I didn't what to do as I wanted to get some practice with real life drawing. I then picked 6 of those words to then research further. I picked words which I felt mainly linked with architecture and spatial, the main one which stood out for me was tessellated- the repetition of geometrical shapes.

We were put into groups so that we could discuss each others research, some peoples research was much stronger than mine which means I'll have to put some more effort into it this evening to help me create a base for my idea. We then identified 3 themes which linked our work I chose tessellated, structured and modular, I picked these words as they represented my research the most.

The next task was to create quick paper sketch models, I slightly struggled with this, I wanted to work with the repetition of the hexagonal shape to create a structure, I didn't have enough time to finish it all which meant that it didn't look that good. My other two models were even worse as I didn't have an idea of what I wanted to create which meant I created two models with no meaning and looked really bad. I need to work with my timings as I feel I can sometimes spend too much time on a little thing to make it look perfect. I'll try overcoming this problem by doing some exercises at home working with different materials to create different structures with a time limit. 

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