Event Title

Process, Progress

Location

CSU Gallery

Start Date

21-4-2014 7:00 PM

End Date

21-4-2014 9:00 PM

Student's Major

Art

Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Mentor's Name

Mika Laidlaw

Mentor's Email Address

mika.laidlaw@mnsu.edu

Mentor's Department

Art

Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Second Mentor's Name

Elizabeth Miller

Second Mentor's Email Address

elizabeth.miller-1@mnsu.edu

Second Mentor's Department

Art

Second Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Description

With the funds granted from the URC, I created a body work that discusses the creative process. The creative process is an interesting series of events in which every artist or researcher participates. Most experiences vary, yet everyone goes through basic steps of design, problem solving, and implementation. My specific process revolves around examining a small, complex origami object and reproducing it out of wood, in mass. I posses a strong interest in geometric design. This interest led me to examine architecture, specifically modern futurist architecture. The small geometric origami object I’m examining shares similar qualities to the small maquettes of buildings often seen on an architect’s drafting table. After that observation, I began to imply architectural design tactics to the development of my own work. The use of a drafting software was a key component to my process by allowing me to calculate the complex angles and geometry of the origami object. Through trial and error, my wooden sculptures began to take shape, much like the grounds of a construction site. Along with the URC Symposium Creative Exhibition, my sculptures will be exhibited in the CSU Hearth Lounge early April, 2014. The viewer will be led through a visual representation of my process, from the first sketches to the completed product.

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Process, Progress

CSU Gallery

With the funds granted from the URC, I created a body work that discusses the creative process. The creative process is an interesting series of events in which every artist or researcher participates. Most experiences vary, yet everyone goes through basic steps of design, problem solving, and implementation. My specific process revolves around examining a small, complex origami object and reproducing it out of wood, in mass. I posses a strong interest in geometric design. This interest led me to examine architecture, specifically modern futurist architecture. The small geometric origami object I’m examining shares similar qualities to the small maquettes of buildings often seen on an architect’s drafting table. After that observation, I began to imply architectural design tactics to the development of my own work. The use of a drafting software was a key component to my process by allowing me to calculate the complex angles and geometry of the origami object. Through trial and error, my wooden sculptures began to take shape, much like the grounds of a construction site. Along with the URC Symposium Creative Exhibition, my sculptures will be exhibited in the CSU Hearth Lounge early April, 2014. The viewer will be led through a visual representation of my process, from the first sketches to the completed product.

Recommended Citation

Schrandt, Tyler. "Process, Progress." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 21, 2014.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2014/creative_works/5