Individual’s will create a 2D, 3D and 4D piece, using connotations of “the log.” They will use both formal and conceptual elements, while working in both traditional and post-modern methods. They will also be working with a wide range of materials as well as different medias.
Connotations of “the log”
3D: My final idea for my 3D project was the most difficult to come up with. At first, I wasn’t quite sure what material to use, I wanted to use clay but that felt too much like making a maquette. Then I thought about making a wooden frame for a painting, but I didn’t really want to work solely with wood. Eventually I came to the conclusion that I would create something with different materials. My vision was to create a 3D project that contrasted objects from nature.
3D: For my first sketch I wanted to do something coming off of my painting. I was going to experiment with different mediums and make a PBR can out of clay and wrap wire around it. My second sketch is of a fabric river coming out of a painting. Within the river would be mini paper sculptures of cigarette boxes and beer cans, my third sketch is of a small diorama filled with dirt, branches, pinecones and a rock river flowing through it. The diorama will be at the bottom of the painting.
3D: Unfortunately for my 3D material study I forgot to take pictures. However, I messed around with different objects and mediums to put in a small cardboard box. I collected sticks, rocks and various litter. I arranged them in different ways in the box to see what design I liked the most.
I am slightly disappointed with my 3D piece. I feel like I really rushed it because I was trying to cram it in when I had a lot of different things happening at the time. I was in the process of moving out of Plymouth when I was trying to come up with a project idea, so I feel like my mind wasn’t 100% focused on my project. My piece is supposed to convey the beauty and serenity of nature, using objects found in natural environments.
I definitely enjoyed the process of creating my final piece rather than the actual product. During this process I drove to spots such as hiking trails and I even trekked out to a river in Bristol, NH. At these spots I took a different object to put in my piece, so in a way my piece contains different pieces of nature from various spots. Even though, I am not exactly satisfied with my piece, I do feel like it is dynamic. I
originally had it connected to my 2D piece because the litter flowing out of the tree stump was supposed to connect with the flow of the river. In the end I decided that the pieces looked better not connected. My 3D piece contains a lot of repetition and pattern, this is found in the pinecones, rocks and leaves.
If I were to do this project differently, I would have done a totally different idea. I feel like I didn’t put my whole potential into this project. It is true, that you can’t like all your ideas, so I feel like this was still a good experience for me.