2011-05-31

bridge spouted vessels

hand to mouth, who feeds you? shallow, red figure. nourish this body. 
you and i pumping, beating, transporting. in the distance, 
more coming.
 more flow, more pause, more beat.
 more drink flows under the bridge like water to the sea.
acrylic, oil and graphite on canvas.
24" x 36" (click on images to see full)
2011 ©helenfergusoncrawford

2011-05-19

vein

vena, vein (n) : venare - (v) to hunt or pursue; latin from veneria: from (venus) "love"
a streak, vessel or tributary that runs through a depth or surface.
acrylic, oil and graphite on canvas - 24" x 36".  click on images to zoom in.

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2011-05-16

window: teaching VI - pecha kucha

selection of images from our end of the year pecha kucha work from common first year studio, "fundamentals of design and the built environment."

charcoal studies of water, light and glass.  2 week project.

images from the semester.

architecture jokes.

and now we wait for the fall to begin again.
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2011-05-15

window: teaching V

 how can a repetitive pattern cast variations in light and shadow? how can subtle movements and flexible material connections alter a shadow? material study: shadow, distortion of light, recycled cups, natural threading, reflective paper. design: canopy kaleidoscope screen. work from spring semester common first year studio, "fundamentals of design and the built environment."

analysis of window timeline

semester work by E.Slagel

window: teaching IV

how can light, movement and depth alter a  series of surfaces? is clear glass really a transparent material? can it hide a body using environment, light, weather and geometry? how does time affect a transparent surface? work from spring semester common first year studio, "fundamentals of design and the built environment






semester work by m. houlihan

2011-05-11

window: teaching III

window part III: how does a body inform and inhabit a window? light, material, posture, viewer, situation, shadow, movement, deflection, presence. work from spring semester common first year studio, "fundamentals of design and the built environment





work by s. zhang


2011-05-10

window: teaching II

window part II: we begin with simple assumptions about the everyday world: a window is a vertical opening  solid wall, etc...and then each student investigates that assumption. we work in photographic diptychs, sketches, grids/charts, models, tone drawing, axonometric projection, sun calculations over time, and material experimentation. we use weather, location, investigations in subtext, such as barriers, effects of daylight and moisture, color, reflection and refraction on surfaces to inform our study. ~ work from spring semester common first year studio, "fundamentals of design and the built environment
somewhere within the process, a window starts to look like this.
semester work by d.woods


2011-05-09

window: teaching


happily, i teach a year long, 10 hour per week studio to students that will major in design related concentrations, as well as music. first year of design school is spent investigating the world through inter-related scales of the body, objects and space. we begin with simple assumptions about the everyday world: a window is square, etc...or is it? by questioning assumptions, students learn to interrogate time, the moving environment, and translate their individual findings via new visual representations and imaginings. they learn that creating is a process of experiment. -  work from spring semester common first year studio, "fundamentals of design and the built environment."



work by j.leonard