Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Workshop Two.

In the second workshop Richard gave us two new methods, the first was very similar to the previous scoring method. The image below shows the shapes we had to score into the paper.

once the paper was scored and I put some tension into the paper it created squares with rounded corners, I think the one below looks very si-fi like. It does have a very good affect though.

This shape could then be changed by attaching edges and creating new shapes.

The second method of this workshop is my favourite and the one i will most likely use in my final piece for the first brief.

Workshop One.

Workshop One with Richard Sweeney was aimed at teaching us simple paper manipulations and encouraging us to be experimental with paper. The materials we had where: A5 piece of white paper, scalpel, cutting mat, and pencil case. There where three rules: The created object must unfold back into a A5 piece of paper, you could remove paper but not add, and finally NO adhesive.  

The first method Richard taught us was scoring curves into the paper and creating shapes using tension this is shown below.

After creating the curve i then began experimenting with manipulating it, the example below was probably my most successful, I think it is very beautiful. I really like the comparison between the hard corner edges and the curves and circle created by the tension.

I could use shells as primary research to develop this piece. I do not however no how I would incorporate the repeat theme reacquired on our brief.

Below is another example of manipulating a curve, the shapes above and below both have great tension and that is what I think makes the so successful. The image below better shows the second method Richard taught us, and that is how to attach the paper without using adhesive, Using tabs.

Cutting a rectangle into the piece of paper that is loose and a slit into the piece you want to attach it to, push it through and fold... ta da attached.

I don't particularly like the one below, but I do however like the spiral effect and may somehow incorporate this into my final piece.


Below are examples of the third method Richard showed us. cutting strips into the paper and creating forms by attaching the strips with tabs. Again I think they are really successful and there are many ways you could manipulate them, I could also easily incorporate the repeat theme.

Richard Sweeney.

I have included Richard Sweeney's work as he is a guest lecturer for three of our workshops. He would be identified as a sculptor, but he is also interested in photography and craft. His chosen material is paper, and through years of experimentation he has become an expert at hands-on paper manipulation.

These paper structures have developed in sculptures.               







I have done some initial research on paper construction / engineering and these are my favourites......

 Hilary Judd.

I like the delicacy of judd's work, and the use of colour.




Matt Schlian.





Elod Beregszaszi.




Haruki Nakamura.

These are still images, but these paper constructions actually rotate like cogs. They represent sophisticated paper engineering.


Ben Harney.

I included these pieces to demonstrate the different ways paper can be used:







Yulia Brodskaya.

This is also one of my forourites, mostly because of the colours and form.






Zim and Zou.

Zim and Zou is actually two collaborating artists Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann. I have included there pieces because I like there suspended effect and this is something I could incorporate in my own work.