DECONSTRUCT - ReConstRUCt

-a shape reformation project

STUDENT WORK
Fall, 2009
Spring, 2010
Fall, 2010


 

Concept:
To reform a circle and a square (2 separate projects). By deconstructing a shape you must reconstruct a completely different, unique, unusual, and well designed shape. Consider weight, balance, gestalt (wholeness), and figure ground relationships. How can you continue to move and contain the eye as well as a simple circle or square. What additional elements can you introduce (movement, rhythm, pattern, multiple shapes, etc). When designing in the future take note that
a unique design can begin from a simple shape or form.

 


 


Materials:

Sketch Pad
Illustration Board (hot or cold pressed) (20 x 15 inches x 2)
Micron Pens
Sharpie markers
Pencil(s)
Triangular Transparent Ruler
Compass
18 or 24 inch Ruler
Exacto Knife
Black Construction Paper
Rubber cement



Approach:

Using a compass and a ruler begin using one shape (a circle or a square). You may use a compass or a square when deconstructing (applying lines to cut) within each shape. Take note: work symmetrically. In other words, what you do to one side of the shape do to the other. This will allow you to reconstruct the shape in a symmetrical or asymmetrical manner. Dissect your design, cut out your shapes, then try several versions of a "reformed" shape.

 


Rules:

 


Grading:

Concept
-Are you following the concept of project?
- Does your work conceptually stimulate the viewer?
Craftsmanship
- Neatness, precision, Intelligent and crafty use of the medium.
Creativity
-Originality, problem solving, developed idea
Composition (overall design)
-Are you considering basic design elements like, balance, weight, unity, rhythm, repetition, and variety.
Completion
-Does the project seem complete, developed/evolved, and well executed?


Below are examples of how to present your work.