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Luminaire Preliminary Critique

Alex’s Starry Night

Alex's Starry Night

Matt’s Spheres

Light Effect of gel balls in acrylic tubingf

Gel beads in water


Wednesday and today we presented our models for our Luminaire projects as they are so far developed. I am totally inspired by the pieces and processes I have learned about. All so different, but all so cool! Some need a bit more work, but they are prototypes. One that I felt would benefit from a bit more development is Aaron’s light and dark expression. The form is very interesting and contrasting and at first glance I was not sure where he was going with the idea, but do feel that he is on the right path after hearing the comments and suggestions of the class. I can’t wait to see what he does with his project.

Alex’s starry experience I am just wanting to make now. I really love it and see such potential for a lot of ideas to come together. A wall sconce, a larger hanging structure that would float like a cloud hung from the ceiling. That is what I want to do! It looks like a ton of work, but well worth it.

Leslie’s what I think looks like a morning glory flower in fabric is so soft and delicate with the colored paper reflecting through it. Again, I want to make one this weekend…

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Posted by on November 9, 2012 in Critiques


Critique: Place for a leaf

The group critique of our work for Place for a leaf was fascinating.  I have never participated in anything like it.  The format of presentation of your work as well as the first responders (peers presenting next) made everyone reach to describe ideas they did not come up with and express what they liked and did not like about the design.  The group as a whole made so many completely different ideas and described them thoughtfully.  Some needed more work on presentation of their ideas and with projection of their voices.  Don’t we all!  There were a few that were similar in my opinion with the design mimicking the leaf with the geometric points and they reminded me more of origami in nature.  The pieces that stand out to me were Elliott’s mirror image piece with the Magnolia leaf, the inverted V-design holding one slim green leaf and the spoked piece with the five boxes in purple, white and brown.  I would like to attempt the inverted V just because it is cool and I like the design for a lamp or lighting fixture that would hang from the ceiling.  The mirror leaf was very smart and a great use of materials and best of all it was simple.  The boxes on the spokes I would like to see explored further and developed into it a further study.  I enjoyed this very much.

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Posted by on August 28, 2012 in Class Notes 101, Critiques