Tuesday, December 7, 2010


The idea for our luminaire came from a light phenomenon. Our light phenomenon was supposed to be something that caught our eye, something that we had never seen before. My light phenomenon was a tree in Falls Park in Greenville, SC. The tree was on a side of a hill with all the roots exposed. The sun was barely coming through, protecting the roots from the sun. 

The main idea for my luminaire was being able to see the beauty of the light through trees, but still protect yourself. Initially, I tried to paper mache tissue paper, but the over all look of it did not come out the way I had planned.  

I moved to more of a litetral attempt of light coming through trees. I took wire, and cut out rectangles of wire and ran them through the wire with pieces of tissue paper in between them sheets. I experimented with white, ad other colors, and ultimately ended up with black. 

The final rendition of my luminaire was made out of bleck rectangles hot glued individually to a piece of wire. The wire was then out into a piece of foam board and created a dome. A box was made out of matte board to protect all the wire and light bulb socket. A 40W CRL bulb was used to illuminate my luminaire. 

Check Plus.

One of the most successful drawings I have done this semester was the pictorial views of our selected object. I was successful in this drawing because I played close attention to the line wights and measurements. I also had a good understanding of the pictorial views. One of the most importants ways to succeed in a drawing is understanding the assignment. 

Sunday, December 5, 2010


This drawing is by Sarah Harris. I like the way she uses small likes to create shadow. 

This drawing is by Shirley Bircher. The way she uses contrast to create the leaves is interesting. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Light, With A Little Dan Flavin Swag


Dan Flavin
Conceptual Artist?
I think so. 
Dan Flavin created art work with fluorescent lights. Not just as sculptures, but also engaged the walls ceilings, floors, and other architectural elements.


Everyone has to start somewhere. Flavin's first exhibit on his own was in 1961 with the series called icons. Icons was just a series of squares that used light sources. His style progressed to what it is today. Well, not today, but in his day. Flavin died in 1996. Even though he is gone, his work will be respected forever. His apprentices proceed to put his work on exhibit. They say his work is like a language, to which they are the translators. This way his work will live on. 

The simplicity of Flavin's work intrigues me. Being a fan of clean lines, his work draws my attention. Even though the process of his work is definitely a hard process, it is easy to look at. It makes me wonder how he created it, and thinking how can I create it? 

So what is light? If Flavin were to answer that question he would say art. I would say something that illuminates an area. So what is light for you? 

Go make your own light. 


Icon V, 1961


Monument for those who have been killed in ambush, 1966

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Green Box Orhtographic

This box is a memory box that was given to me by my best friend Megan. I keep it my studio desk, so it makes me think of her constantly! I decided to use this for my orthographic drawings because its special to me. Drafting never gets easier. After three years of practice, I still make the simplest mistakes. Luckily a box is pretty simple and I didn't leave anything out on this. I am no saying that this is perfect, because in drafting, you will never be perfect, but I am very happy with the outcome of this sketch.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Plan Oblique and Isometric

In my opinion, elevation oblique is misleading to the true shape of an object. When compared to the isometric sketch, they look as if they could be two completely different objects. 

One thing that all the different pictorial sketches do accomplish, is they make one realize the different aspects of the object. 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Container For A Leaf

Jonh 1:10-13 10He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13children born not of natural descent,[a] nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.

Hearing a sermon based on these verses inspired me to create shelter for sticks that kept them safe, but still showed their beauty. 

A Place For A Leaf

One definiton for a place is "a function or duty." Having to create a place for a leaf, I wanted the leaf to serve a purpose. For my project the leafs purpose is to serve as a part of  basket. Having never weaved a basket, it took me many trials to figure it out.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


For each person, finding inspiration is different. What inspires me the most is actions that people take to help and reach out to other people. When I see others helping, it makes me want to create things based on the good that they have done.