Second Place Selection - Joe Self
Texas Christian University
Mapping, Dreaming and Conquest: The Plaça del Rei in Barcelona, Spain
Category: Observational Drawing
Title of Work or Project: Mapping, Dreaming and Conquest: The Plaça del Rei in Barcelona, Spain
Size: 8½” wide x 11” high (14 images in all)
Media: Oil pastel and colored pencil on vellum, photography, ink on bond paper and tape.
The purpose of the images was to demonstrate to students a way to document a space for the purpose of extracting formal design elements. The method was carried out on-site in Barcelona, Spain during a seminar for study abroad students.
Design Process Description:
Section-cuts were sketched on vellum and then inked. A written narrative was created to describe the space. The section-cuts were then rendered and combined with narrative selections. Photographs taken of the space were slipped behind the translucent images. Diagrams were then produced to clarify forms and patterns. A transformation of the diagrams was accomplished by turning the space inside out. The existing facades of the space became facades of a new form.
Narrative text, photography, collage and drawings were employed to show how historical artifacts can be observed and transformed to create new forms based on old principles. This low-tech method can be produced in study abroad situations where access to studio resources is limited.
About The Exhibition
The University Of Wisconsin
Environment Textile & Design