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.