Structural Constellation


STUDENT WORK:

2009
2010



Concept:
Based on the drawings and research of Joseph Albers you are to develop what he coined a "Structural Constellation", In the Structural Constellation, Albers forces the two views into a single creation, thus coming up with an impossible figure (Alexander Bogomolny). This project exhibits how line can create volume. Also, this project introduces how one can create complexity or perceptional ambiguity using basic drawing elements (in this case, line).

A link toJoseph Albers



Materials:

Sketch Pad
Bristol Board (Vellum)
Ruling Pen
Micron Pens
Pencil(s)
Triangular Transparent Ruler
18 or 24 inch Ruler
Exacto Knife
Drafting Tape


Approach:

Begin your sketches with a diagonal line and continue to build from that line (30 or 45 degrees). If you decide to add a line to an end of the line, do the exact opposite to the other side of the line. Only use 3 directions (1 vertical and 2 diagonal). Continue until you make a fantastically unusual version of a "Structural Constellation". I will demonstrate an example in class. Once you have developed your idea toward final completion, using your micron pens, enlarge your drawing on a 9 x 12 piece of Bristol Board. Consider line weight to emphasize atmospheric perspective to create depth and volume.


 

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?