Thursday, April 7, 2011

House No. 97: House of Blues

House No. 97: House of Blues
repurposed cardstock, scraps
3.75 in. x 4 in. x 3 in.
097/365; 04/07/11

The witch houses put me in a collage mind set, and I kept scrounging through my cigar box of scrap paper.

I like the color of this house and how it is wrapped like a present.

I think the angles make a sense of order of the chaotic materials. 


Even though this house is three-dimensional, it is really more of a two-dimensional design study on a surface. I like the way the pattern continues over the edges of the house, pulling together each side's composition into a whole.

The 2-D/3-D conversation is one that I am having a lot these days with my two-dimensional design students. I explain to them my thoughts about designing dimensions: 3-D must work in the space of all three planes. It is about the interaction of the space. 2D is about surface, and it is very possible for something that takes up the space of depth to be working primarily in height and width.

This house is an example of this idea. It is about surface, not the interaction of a piece within its space.

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