CS237 Assignment #7
Benjamin Martinez and Jacaueline Block, Perception Design And Practice
Chapter 6: Space And Flatness
Chapter 7: Three Dimensions in Two
Hagen. Margaret, Varities of Realism N7430.5.H33 1986
Styles emphasizing three-dimensional composition. pp. 225-239
Station Point Options, pp. 116-156
Using physical material(s) of your choice, make a sculptural visualization of arterial flow. Let the character of the fluid dynamics as suggested by your readings and the class slide lectures determine you choice of medium, and let the character of the medium determine the nature of the forms you produce and their interaction. Your model need not take a “realistic” approach, but it should be sensorially analogous or metaphorical to the properties of fluid flow you are showing. That is, it should be legible intuitively with a minimum of learned coding. It may be necessary to experiment with a few media before you find one that will be appropriate for your project, or for one part of your project. You are not limited to "art materials", although this may be a good place to start. Any industrial, natural or everyday household item may be brought into play.
Acrylic modeling paste
As in the past, there is a high priority for legibility and visibility of all variables and parts of the model. In this case, we are also looking for a certain sense of life: an evocation of the flow of blood in the artery and the connection of this phenomenon with rivers, plant growth, and other fluid forces in nature.
When you have completed your model, execute three drawings of it in different modes of spatial projection. These may be simply particularly telling viewpoints, or they might involve isometric compression of the space, panoramic extension, or other “distortion”. They should be done directly from the model, but may then be scanned and enhanced digitally. These depictions should convey the character of the model as vividly as possible.
o Selected and obtained physical media appropriate to illustrating various aspects of fluid flow.
o Created a model that conveys some character of the fluid dynamics that we have been studying.
o Created 3 drawings in different modes of spatial projection, working directly from your model and potentially enhancing them digitally.
o Answered assignment questions.