Tuesday, December 7, 2010


   On Monday our Interior Architecture class was split up into groups and assigned a critique to sit in on, I went to the 2nd Year critique.
   I got to the room, where the critique was going to be held, early and watched as the presenters and other students filtered in. Once the critique started I asked the 2nd Year students what the assignment was. They all gave me a blank look... One girl said that it was given "with a lot of words and vocabulary that [they] didn't understand." Basically they interpreted it how they thought best.
  Many of the projects pulled concepts from their first assignment which was "Extrapulating the Human Body."
  The presenters said that they had to create a set of rules, before attempting the project, and not break those rules. They explained that it was harder than they though to not break the rules and some of them had to be rephrased.
  It was interesting to see the 2nd Year students' critique and even more interesting to see what my projects might be like next year!


The first semester of Drafting has come to an end. I don't consider myself a strong drafter but I definitely am proud of how far I have come this semester. At first I was completely lost in the assignments and had no idea where to even start but with the help of my teachers and fellow students I learned how to understand the concepts. Although I did many drafting assignments this semester, my favorite one is the last one we were assigned:

The assignment was to pick a picture in a magazine and trace back the lines to find the horizon line and vanishing point. I'm glad this was our last assignment because it really made it possible for me to see that I now know how to draft!


Our final project was to create a Luminair.
My luminair was inspired by a "light phenomenon" where the light changed colors simply by reflecting off something.
I used the lathe to carve a bowl out of wood. The inside is painted coral so that the light reflects off of the paint and casts an intense coral glow.

Friday, November 19, 2010


We were split up into groups and had a set of "models" for each group. The assignment was to draw only the contour lines of their bodies.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


The first three drawings are ones that I drew in my visualization sketch book and found successful. The last two drawings are those of studio mates that I thought were either successful or liked their drawing style.

In this assignment we were supposed to depict light reflecting or penetrating glass. I think I caught the light and shadow well in this drawing.
In this assignment we were supposed to draw a self portrait. Seeing as the human face has soft features, rather than harsh ones, I used a hard pencil and drew very softly.

In this assignment we were supposed to draw just the shadow of an object. I find this drawing to be very pleasing to the eye and easy to interpret.

Alexis Garcia drew this self portrait. I really appreciate his use of dark pencil and realistic shadow.

Although it's hard to tell in this scanned version, Alex Pokahs drew this wooden sculpture and used a lot of different patterns and textures.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Wooden Sculpture

I had no idea what I was doing when I went into the woodshop.
This project was cool because I got to learn about all the tools in the shop and experiment with all of them.


What is LIGHT?
Light can be described as something that makes things visible. It can also be associated with spirituality.light, according to dictionary.com, is "illumination or radiance from a particular source."

James Turrel was born in Los Angeles on May 6, 1943. One of his professions includes making art with light. My favorite work by him is called "Light Reign." Light Reign was installed in 2003, it is a small room with a unique skylight that is used to observe the atmosphere on a deeper level. It is a very calming structure.

Another light artist named Paul Friedlander has a very different approach to his art. In 2003 Friedlander had an exhibit at the Sonic Light Conference. The exhibit consisted of "visual music," including multiple concerts and different light arrangements. 

Turrel and Friedlander's light art contrast in that Friedlander's are more of a combination of light and sound and Turrel's combine light and architecture

Both of these artists inspire awe and curiosity to the people lucky enough to view their work.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Understanding Light

This was definitely the most frustrating project I have been assigned yet.
We had to take a picture of a "light phenomenon," then draw it and create a 3D representational model.
After spending hours on this display, I wish it didnt look so much like a kindergardener did it.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010



-Elevation Oblique
     -Plan Oblique
My isometric view of the shapes were almost completely correct. I unfortunately used the wrong method to draw the hole in the side of Object A.

My elevation oblique view of the shapes were my most successful. My line quality and pencil weight was good and it was accurately drawn.
My plan oblique view of the shapes were my least successful.  Some of my angles were incorrect on Object B. The method I used to draw the hole in the side of Object A was also incorrect.

     -Tape Dispenser

I think that my drawing of the Tape Dispenser is well done. The line weight and quality is consistent, it is correctly spaced, and it is accurately measured and drawn.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


A Container for Twelve Twigs

I chose to make the container for my twigs have qualities pertaining to the number twelve.
A hexagon is a shape with 6 sides. My container is a hexagon, separated into six parts, with two twigs in each section.
The hexagon represents a honey comb which is a container formed by nature.
The container is made of vellum, making the container somewhat transparent.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


I drew this branch in about 20 minutes in the IARC studio. I think it is my most successful leaf drawing because of the shadow and movement shown.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Tomorrow is the critique for our
"A Place For a Leaf"
The "place" was to be constructed solely of one piece of white, 12.5" x 12.5", piece of paper. 
It was up to us students to decide how we wanted to interpret these limitations.
There were many different types of paper to choose from.
Velum, trash, or printer/copy paper is very thin and fragile while bristle board and water color are very thick, sturdy papers.
After many experimentations with the papers I ended up using a, 6" x 2", piece of sketch paper. 
Sketch paper is a good balance between the thin and thick papers. 
Generally, when thinking of a leaf I imagine a green shape that is unique to the type of leaf.
The reason why I made the "place" the way I did was because I wanted to show a closer, more intimate view of the leaf.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I find inspiration in personalities, nature, electronics, and designs i have seen in the past.