Tuesday Studio Session with Colin, Ranbir, Rachel
As a class we looked at a slide show of artists work, this work was of paintings, buildings and sculptures. All of the work represented dreams, and we discussed how we believed each piece of work could be incorporated into dreams. Much of the artists work was made up of different shapes, patterns and monotones, but nothing too specific, meaning we could understand the work in our own way as it was rather abstract. Looking at this work gave us inspiration as to what we were about to do for our next project.
In groups of 5, we were asked to create one drawing, and one model per group to represent ‘dreams’ in any way we wanted. From looking at artist work we had all gained inspiration by this point, therefor we could all put together our own personal ideas to create some stunning work. Here are some images to show our thought process:
Our first sketch model
We came up with the idea of illustrating a simple doorway image for our drawing, the person looking at the drawing would be the person dreaming and the slightly ajar doorway at the end represented waking up from that dream. Standing before the dreamer is a long hallway which represents how long our dreams actually last, how quickly the dreamer wants to wonder towards the open door is entirely up to them. Behind the slightly open door is a blue sky, representing the relief and happiness from waking up from many of our dreams. We kept the drawing very simple as we wanted the ‘dreamer’ to interpret it in their own way, without being lead to think of a their destination.
For the 3D model we came up with the idea of blurs and distorted images, as within dreams the people and things we see are most often hard to comprehend or may look as two contrasting things; We brought this feeling to life by thinking of creating shadows. Before going ahead with the real model we created a prototype to see if the final creation would work. Using a piece of scrap card, tracing paper, and the torch from a phone, we quickly made a rough model which turned out just as we hoped.
To create our final model, we got a plan black box and covered the front with one piece of tracing paper. In the center of the box is a slot where three different pieces of white paper can be inserted, all with different cut of images and shapes on them. To finish this model we attached three small torches to the back of the box to create the shadows through to the tracing paper. This had an amazing effect, and was actually much more successful than we thought it would be.
The final sketch-model images
Although there is a meaning to each and every one of the dream space sketch models which were made, the intention is to interpret the models and drawings in your own way. We are all different, therefor each piece will highlight something different to us, this is why it was important to implement many forms within our work as these can easily be understood in our own way.
The final Drawing
The Dream space project has been an amazing project to set me off in the right direction as to what the course is going to entail. Different, unique thinking, thinking outside of the box at all times and being innovative and using initiative is what its all about. The project taught me that no thought it too ambitious and to just put my all in 24/7, every idea is worth hearing and being able to work effectively in a group shouldn’t be under estimated. Brainstorming and seeing the dream space projects of other groups was also a learning experience, to see what different techniques and materials other designers used was really helpful, it truly opens your eyes to the advances of the design world.