Saturday, May 10, 2008

layered


The main mission of my drawing class' time at Elsewhere was for the students to attempt to document or map out the space so the Collaborative can use the drawings as a wayfinding device on their website. The overwhelming amount of "stuff" (for lack of a better descriptor) filling the space made this task a challenge...to say the least!

In order to tackle this process in a somewhat organized manner, each student was given duck tape to physically mark off an area of the museum that they wanted to document. I also took part in the exercise, choosing to create a "map" of the Station. Rather than trying to draw an elevation or floorplan of the space, I decided to work on utilizing layers or information as a way to express its complexity. This is the beginning of my beginning...

13 comments:

Amy@Pikaland said...

Suzanne, this is wonderful! :)

thats just it said...

great drawing suzanne.

would be great in a children's book.

Jeannette said...

Inspiring stuff.

Lynne (and the puppies!) said...

Oh Suzanne... you are SO talented! Just love this... and love that you participate with your students. How inspiring you must be as a teacher! Keep it up -- amazing work both on the page and with the kids.

diana @ please sir said...

Love this sketch!

Karen said...

oh, this is very cool. what an unusual idea, to give the different layers a transparent feel. Wonderful.

Anthony said...

This is a fabulous sketch. I like the clothespin and the truck. Very natural composition too.

Genine said...

This is GREAT!! I really like it.

littlemithi said...

This elsewhere stuff is SO interesting!

Miguel Taborda said...

i love the way you color them...

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Wow, this is stunning. Loving the subject. The colours are just perfect.

Molly Jacques said...

I set these up when we had to rearrange items and draw them! I got frustrated though and picked another spot. But this looks great. Hope your summer is relaxing and fun!

Penguin & Fish said...

LOVE IT.