Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mysterious:Abstract Figures

For this assignment we are learning to create a composition
to make a mood using certain qualities of pictures. My mood I'm
creating is mysterious by using abstract figures.
For this iteration I used the moon, caves, and cat eyes.

For this one I added some color to it with circles.

For this one I used trees surrounding water, butterfly, space and bricks.

For this one I used the Biltmore House, helicopter, butterfly,
hot air balloon, and a swirl pattern on top.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Think About It

Haitians cast their shadows on a wall as they climb the rubble of a destroyed building while searching for useful materials in Port-au-Prince, January 27, 2010. Haiti needs at least five to 10 years of reconstruction help after its people were "bloodied, martyred and ruined" by the devastating earthquake this month, Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said on Monday.


In doing this project and taking from the disaster that happened in Haiti, I think it has been a real eye opener for me. Living here with my family and being blessed with a safe, warm shelter of a house is something I take for granted. By doing this project and having to only find materials that we find and thinking about how we will make use out of it, is also something I hope I never have to worry about in a personal experience. I think the point of the project, or at least one, would be to think about the things we throw out are materials people around the world are having to build their shelters with such as cardboard, old wood, plastic bags, and old clothes or material. Also having to find something to hold it all together.

As a whole it is about creating an experience that will invite the user in and want to stay in a time of need.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Shelter for Sleeping

After a long day of working I come back to the shelter to have my dinner and get ready to sleep for the next busy day. When I lay down in the shelter all my aches and pains are minimized. Laying in the shelter made of foam, cardboard, bubble wrap, and plastic is so comfy that it doesn’t take me long to fall asleep. Also, being secluded from all the noise helps so I can fall asleep and not get distracted. I hold my child close so she stays warm through the nighttime. Having her close by and knowing where she is helps me to relax and get a good nights rest.

I also come here during the day so that I can take a quick nap or just to relax after lunch to finish the day.

I am so thankful to have a place that my child and I can lay down to rest and stay warm at night.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

MakeShift Shelter

For the first project of the new semester in studio we are going to be making shelters from inspiration after the Haiti earthquakes. My group members are Meghan Kaufmann, Shane Jones, Young Moon, and myself. Our group will be building a shelter for people to sleep. We discussed some materials too look for such as plastic bags, straw, fabric, dark colors, and bean bags. We talked about who it would be built for as well and I think we will build it for a mother and small child.