The central idea of my concentration began as the study of geometry in architecture and is demonstrated in images 13, 16, 21 and 24. However as the concentration progressed I moved towards emphasizing the natural and man-made form when juxtaposed against one another as well as a new emphasis on spatial relationships and how I could create three dimensional space on a two dimensional plane.
My beginning works show a strong emphasis on geometric form in the buildings as in images 13 and 16 there are very prominent triangular shapes on a mostly flat background which drew emphasis to the shape and form of the structure. I continued with this theme until I realized that my images were naturally drawn to the juxtaposition of the natural and man-made structure. I then worked to emphasize this within the concentration as demonstrated in images 21 and 23 which have a balance between the man-made form and natural form. The spatial relationship is shown best in images 21, 22, 23, and 24. All of the images exhibit a strong foreground and the relationship of the man-made and natural objects and forms gives the images a three dimensional quality. I also saw an overarching motif of the sky in my pieces of work and sought to emphasize that as my concentration grew. Where the sky was not emphasized I used glass to reflect the surroundings and create the illusion of space in the work.
Score (on a 6-point scale)4/4
Rationale for Score
• The body of work engages the viewer with a coherent theme: the innovative balancing of nature with fabricated structures.
• Overall, the understanding and application of 2-D design principles is good, as illustrated by the compositional framing devices used in images 19, 21 and 22.
• Some transformation and growth are noticeable but the range of tonalities is repetitive and narrow, as seen in images 14 and 18.
• Student-centered research and discovery are well documented in the images and commentary, demonstrating discernible student voice.