All great art is a form of complaint. - John Cage

Most anarchists are gentle people.
-Anna Zilboorg

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Prrrrrrrrrrrr. . . .

3D Design: Spring 2012

Design and construct a structure comprised of 100 identical white paper units.

- Construct a 3D unit using only 8.5"x11" copier paper.  You may fold, cut, crinkle, tear, bend or otherwise manipulate your material.

- Replicate the unit 100 times. 

- Construct a structure comprised of all 100 units, and only these 100 units.  Consider notches, slots, folds and tabs as some of the ways of joining the units.  You may NOT use any adhesives, staples or non-paper material.

What is the relationship between the units and the overall structure?
What design decisions are apparent?
Is there unity?
Are the lines horizontal?
How does the structure support itself?
Is there a relationship between the unit, the overall structure, and the means of joining all 100 units?  In spite of the lightness of your given material, does your structure communicate a sense of mass?

What decisions did you make?
What strategies did you employ?


I have never before photo-stalked someone,
but this man cut such an old fashioned profile, I had to:

Monday, January 16, 2012


For Amanda's new baby, due next Monday. . .
(there is something knitted inside).