30 YARDS

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.

https://grapevine.is/culture/art/2017/06/01/hypernature-shoplifter-showers-the-world-with-colour/

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.

https://www.google.com/search?biw=1207&bih=556&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=fred+sandback&oq=fred+sandback&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0l4.11521.13497.0.13769.13.9.0.0.0.0.315.819.2-2j1.3.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..10.3.816...0i67k1.tzA3AV0uCmQ

 

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....

 

The Rainbow, Michael Jones Mckean (who by the way is coming to speak at the Phillips next Thursday in DC)

The Rainbow, Michael Jones Mckean (who by the way is coming to speak at the Phillips next Thursday in DC)

Harmonic Hairdo, Shoplifter

Harmonic Hairdo, Shoplifter

Neverscape, Shoplifter (that is her- she's not part of the piece)

Neverscape, Shoplifter (that is her- she's not part of the piece)

Untitled, Tom Friedman

Untitled, Tom Friedman

Untitled (Sculptural Study, Seven-part Right-angled Triangular Construction), Fred Sandback

Untitled (Sculptural Study, Seven-part Right-angled Triangular Construction), Fred Sandback