Sunday, September 27, 2009

Following Through

Following through on one of my quick collage ideas from a few days ago...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Another Round of...

Been a busy and distracting sort of week. Here's some stuff from a few days ago that I did on the train.

Occasionally someone will stand over me, watching me sketch. A guy this particular day gave me the usual ,"What the heck are you drawing?"

"Some layouts of abstract shapes and..."

He interrupts, "So you just draw whatever you feel like. OK." and put his headphones on.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Sketch for Layered Painting?

Another sketched out idea for a painting... or perhaps a collage...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sketched Screen Idea

Quick sketch done to develop an idea for an architectural screen or surface. Made of wood slats and cable.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Freeform Composite Collage

This collage was made on 6x6 matte board and was a trial run of a collage style I have been wanting to attempt. In addition to composition and balance, the illusion of form and space was also an intended goal.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Retro Week 2009 - Day 7

From a book that was made for a Studio Class in the Spring of 2003. By this point in school, I was getting really tired of making books, but the teachers just loved to work them in to the curriculum. This particular image out of the aforementioned book was a representation of a range of colors that I thought reflected me. The glare is intentional to show the varied textures and finishes of the pages.

...and so Retroactive Week Aught Nine comes to a close. Looking forward to looking through my dusty old work again next Labor Day. Tune in tomorrow when new content will return in full force.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Retro Week 2009 - Day 6

A random page taken from a 2003 notebook. Clearly my mind was wandering from something very exciting.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Retro Week 2009 - Day 5

This drawing was done in 1999 back when I was attending my first design courses at College of DuPage, or as we called it, "COD State". It was a composite drawing of multiple other drawings which was then color coded and acted as a map to derive extrusions of many little shapes and pieces which were then assembled into a model, or "construct". All in all I went through about 8 Prismacolor pencils to render this drawing.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Retro Week 2009 - Day 4

This was a model for a project I worked on during my intern years at Perkins + Will. It was made during the schematic design phase for the W Hotel in Hollywood. In the end we were not awarded the project and the client decided to go with "someone else".

Normally, I wouldn't post my professional work on here, for various reasons, one of which being the potential of creative plagiarism, but as that already happened with this design I don't see the harm. Below, be sure to check out a rendering of what will actually be built (and is currently under construction) for this project. You be the judge:

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Retro Week 2009 - Day 3

Quite possibly the first pastel piece that I ever did. This most likely was made back in the early 90's when I was in middle school, maybe even high school. I like that I couldn't quite figure out what to put in the background , so I just smeared around some of the other colors. Ah, to be young.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Retro Week 2009 - Day 2

Another piece from the old SCI-Arc Years. This model study was made in Spring of Aught-Two. It was made out of plaster and was about 14" long, 9" wide and over 3" deep, if memory serves. This shape was derived from an extrusion of a disassembled-reassembled Franz Klein painting, and was a study in gesture.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Retro Week 2009 - Day 1

Well, it's that week of the year again, where I go through my old work and pull a bunch stuff out of the 'Archives' to share. I have been on a roll lately making some new stuff so I don't REALLY need to do this, but it is kind of enjoyable (yet painful) to go through old drawings, sketches and work and put it out there for the world to see.

This particular sketch was whipped up back in the fall of 2000, in my first studio at SCI-Arc. I remember sitting in a Starbucks with some friends, drinking a caramel apple cider (because I didn't drink coffee at that point), and an idea for the centerpiece of my main project came to me. I scratched it out on a napkin, as architects are wont to do. Though I really liked it, the element wasn't relevant to my design and never actually made it into my final project.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Luck of the Draw

I had Jury Duty on Friday, and this collage was a bit of a nod to the day as a whole for me. And for the record, I was reading Ian Fleming's Casino Royale whilst waiting endlessly for my name to be called, which thankfully it never was.

This one is 6"x6" on matte board.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Recent Ideas, Doodles, Scribbles and Gestures

A few collage ideas, idea for extruded collage, some scribbles and general doodles from the last couple days.