While sitting on Anderson’s first floor hall I heard many sounds at the same time. During one hour I was able to identify several sounds: people walking, music from the classrooms, water coming from the washstand, laughs and conversations. I record and incorporated them in my sound map. Hope you like it!
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
We might never stop for some minutes to listen carefully to all the sounds that surround us; but for me it is the perfect moment to think about how grandiose life can be.
For my “Blog Inspiration” assignment I was looking for some blogs I feel connected with. For it I was trying to research not only for interesting blogs, but also blogs related with my field. On my introductory paragraph for my blog I said that I was going to study Industrial Design here at Scad; but at the end I changed my mind. After looking more in-depth to all the programs Scad offer I decided I want to study Fibers. Later I would like to combine it with painting. I come up with two artist/ designer blogs that I definitely found very inspiring. I hope you like them too!
My first inspiring blog is Dana Alikhani and Tatiana Santo Domingo‘s blog called ”Muzungu Sisters“. Dana’s desire to create an online retail portal to promote fair labour practices by showcasing artisan-crafted goods from around the world; and Tatiana’s idea of managing a website that would featured objects and items she find in her trips’ adventures let them to the foundation of their amazing company. This two friends passionate for traveling and for discovering other cultures have begun to make their dream come true. I admire and love their concept, ideas and specially the way they enrich their cultural knowledge while they work. Take a look!
Brazilian/Colombian Tatiana Santo Domingo and friend Iranian/Cypriot Dana Alikhani
“We like things that have stories, things that are unusual; bright colours and textures – things that make you feel that you’re being transported somewhere else.” - Dana Alikhani.
My second artist’s blog is from Kelsey Brookes; an exceptional scientist – artist who discover his passion for art after studying Biology with emphasis on microbiology in Colorado State University. I knew about this artist because of his success on Instagram. I started following him and I was able to see Brookes’ painstakingly colorful detailed paintings. Every painting is unique and reflects his influence from Hindu and Buddhist deities, exotic animals and his scientific studies. I wasn’t able to found much information about him on this blog but above I post the link of a magazine article that talks about him. Hope you enjoy this amazing art!
Kelsey Brookes working in his studio
“I realized I could orientate these paintings to show a molecular formula that could inform what the colors would be or what the design would look like,” says Brookes.
Read more: http://www.wmagazine.com/w/blogs/thedailyw/2012/12/18/kelsey-brookes-san-diego.html#ixzz2KRwzgUg1
On my design class I was assigned to use black flat squares for my second exploration project. I had to represent with the squares the meaning of 6 words.
Hope you like it! Feel free to leave your comment.
INCREASED - ORDER - BOLD
PLAYFUL - CONGESTED - TENSION
This is my final design for my Repetition Grid project.
- The motif was used in different size 1 x 1 and 2 x 2 which makes it interesting.
- The position how it was exposed ( Rhombus shape ) makes it stand out from the others.
- The motif gives a possibility of repeating it over an over again as a pattern.
- The black boarder’ thickness was perfect for the design.
- Perfect craftsmanship.
- Not one of the most interesting but it work out pretty well.
For my Repetition Grid Project I was assigned to combine principles of form and repetition on complex grids of 10 x 10. First, I created different motifs as shown on image A. After choosing my motif I changed some things about it and it was ready to be placed in every cell of the grid to create some amazing designs. Second, I play with the motifs around the grid and I compose 5 designs ( Image B ). Third I develop 3 inking plans for the design I selected ( Image C ). Fourth, I chose my final design and transfer it into a piece of illustration board. Fifth I used india ink and fill in the positive shapes. Take a look to my next post to see the final design. I hope you like it!
Motif Sketches ( Image A )
Ink Plans ( Image C )