Your first project is to make a sculpture using 30 yards of anything. This is a very open ended assignment, but I am putting the responsibility into your hands to think about how to make this a multiple week assignment. Be ambitious. Be resourceful. I am here to help you figure things out.
Here are the due dates to keep us on track:
Monday 9/11 - have sketches/ideas in your notebook. i will look at everyone's but not all on Monday if there isn't time.
Monday 9/18 - given the nature of this assignment (and truly sculpture in general) you will have to find a way to get work done in class. not all class time will be project time, but by this date you must come prepared with materials to work with
Monday 10/2 - Group A critique
Wednesday 10/4 - Group B critique
Some more thoughts/inspiration:
This article is from an English newspaper and website in Iceland called The Grapevine. I recently saw this installation and thought it could be a good example of massive yardage.
And here is a google image search for Fred Sandback. He uses yarn, but in a really smart way. It's not just about a cool illusion. He is creating spatially challenging structures out of something so incredibly minimal.
Some things you might think about to begin
-What can I obtain 30 yards of?
-What does 30 yards mean exactly?
-What is interesting to me (meaning yourself!) about the idea of length, material quantity.
And a couple of photos....