Sunday, September 19, 2010

WIRE SCULPTURE- a 3D drawing...

Let's make a drawing to describe the MASS and VOLUME of an object... use a variety of wire types and thicknesses. Consider the wire as a "line".

Start the work by creating a series of drawings- recording your investigations of the object you will sculpt.

The completed piece will show the outside FORM, areas of MASS and VOLUME and details that interested you about the object.

Here are the handouts...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sophie Ryder

A great example of "drawing" with wire.... Sophie's work includes wire drawings, and fully 3D wire sculptures...

Look how she uses the materials (black anealled wire) and responds to it's color, thickness and what the rusted wire looks like too.

When you see her web site, notice the size of her work and what her common imagery is...

See her work here.... (or should I say hare)

Demi's Sculpture

The building technique that worked best for this sculpture would have to be the folds. The folds are what really made the sculpture interesting and pop. It added to the whole sculpture by making it seem 3d and not just 2d like a regular piece of paper with drawing and charcoal on it.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Here is the first of our "paper sculptures". Intricate folds were used in this piece, and lots of them! The folding makes light and shadow a huge component of the effect of the piece, making it almost seem like the facets of a crystal.
Made by Katarina

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


An internationally known and award winning architect and sculptor- Calatrava's work uses planes, movement and light/shadow to create beautiful forms and spaces....
look how he uses REPETITION of simple shapes and ideas in his work.
You may also recognize the influence of natural structures on his work...

See more about the artist here...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

folding project handouts for you!

Here they are :-)

Samples of student's folded sculptures

Here are some student's creations for the "experimental" four folding designs....
cool link...