Starting with a provided wood base, you will design and build a scale model fo a sculptural space inspired by Isamu Noguchi. Your space should invite the viewer to imagine themselves moving around, under, over and through the space. It should be a space the inspires play and exploration.
Your space should forefront 1 element and 1 principle of design. Look at your notes and the lecture from the beginning of the semester for inspiration.
You will use a combination of casting and assemblage to create the space. You can generate forms for your space by casting plaster using found negative spaces. Your first task is to collect things that will provide spaces for you to cast. Think of things like:
Molded plastic packaging
Cheap plastic toys you can cut apart
Any other things you can find.
Note: the things you choose shroud be between 1 and 5 inches and shouldn’t be anything important or valuable, as the casting process might damage the item. Look in thrift stores ro dollar stores for items.
You must cast the negative spaces from at least 5 items for this project.
You may also use cardboard, paper and found objects to enhance your space. You will then assemble your space on a piece of provided plywood and paint the space. A key factor in this part of the process is to unify the work. We will talk about strategies for unity during the demo.
For next class, read this article and be ready to discuss!
Playscapes Isamu Noguchi s Designs for Play