Student Work

Students in Aesthetics of Design will be posting here about their work all semester. Please read and comment.

Virtual Expo

Students in Aesthetics of Design will be hosting live zoom rooms to show off their projects Tuesday May 4, 1:30 to 3:30. Six simultaneous rooms to choose from, new every 20 minutes. Here’s the link to the zoom rooms.


 

Last Post: Final Report total, or Part 2: How

Students had a choice as to whether to put their final report in one or two parts.

Summing Up 2019

Links

Here we show examples of the intersection of engineering and art that have inspired us.

Military Surreal

Several students chose military hardware as upcycle source material, and made benign objects from it, like Ethan Gehring’s nutcracker from a grenade casing, Shen Shu’s toy cannon, and Chad Alvarez‘s string of shotgun shell lights.      Here is a full scale example from Kris Kuksi, a “post-industrial Rococco master”artist. Many layers of meaning here.  
Read More

Beer can costume

Someone in class mentioned that they had a lot of soda cans that they were thinking of using for the Upcycle Assignment. Here is an example of upcycling that I can’t find the origin of, but it looks like a Brazilian Carnival troupe: I found it shared on Facebook.
Read More

Rolling through the bay

Source: Rolling through the bay A wonderful example of upcycled outsider art. Scott Weaver created an elaborate sculpture of San Francisco, made entirely of toothpicks, around 100,000 of them. A ping pong ball rides on tracks through the sculpture, visiting sites of importance to the sculptor. I saw this at the American Visionary Museum in…
Read More

Course

Everything administrative. Syllabus, lecture notes, assignment requirements, schedule and more.

Lecture notes and zoom recordings are in the Schedule


Menu