Friday, August 22, 2008

Dot Transformations (2DD class)

The following 3 videos are animated clips of 3 separate dot transformations. Each transformation consists of an original grid of dots which changes over 4 other stages. All pages were hand measured, drawn, and painted with Ink medium.

Materials: board and black ink
Dimensions: 6in x 6in

Dot Transformation 1 :

Dot Transformation 2:

Dot Transformation 3:

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Black Sculpture

An exploration of the color black and its ambiguities.

"Cord" Sculpture

The challenge was to decompose and break down an object and recreate it in another form which could not be traced to its original state. The entire sculpture was the result of a 4 foot electrical cord.

Materials: 4 foot electrical cord, Plexiglas sheets, miniature lights

Dimensions: 8in x 8in x 8in cube

Detail: once the surroundings were dark, the wires created a cast shadow that was constantly moving (due to the fragility of the copper wires on which the black, white and black rubber was suspended on)

A - Z : a system

An accordion exploration of the English alphabet.

I wanted to treat the alphabet as a powerful means of labeling and not as a mere notation device. I researched what the alphabet letters were used to label (social groups and outcasts) starting from the Roman times up to the present 21st century. I tried using accordion book format to reveal the "dark" side of the alphabet and allowing the reader to connect with the text by physically engaging with it. On the front of the book I embossed each letter while on the back, the text and the explanations were only readable if the reader personally touches the page.

Materials: museum board, stretched vinyl, xerox transfer, vellum

Dimension: (closed) 6in x 6in x 5in, (opened) 11 ft