Notebookers be prepared to look at each other"s research on the Statistical Information assignment. Some may be ready to present their works in progress. We will be shifting attention to our traditional sketchbooks with an off-site assignment on Thursday.
This periodic chart looking layout is full of popup diagrams and graphic representations of statistical information. I include this as a further prompt to your thinking and making for this next assignment. Thanks to John McVey.
For your conceptual sketchbook we have been exploring some of the functions of drawing, Drawing as DEFINITION, drawing as EXPLORATION, drawing as EXPOSITION and drawing as RITUAL.
Your next asssignment is to explore the visual representation of quantitative information. Taking charts, maps, lists and other statistical information about you and your life, find a way to make a visual representation of this information.
Look for ways to organize the information into a visual metaphor for the "content" you want to convey.
• copy and multilply
• plotting on existing charts or maps
• measure and represent change
• locate yourself in relation to something
• map an aspect of your life
The challenge in this assignment is to find a visual form which carries the information and while you address the subjective aspect of that information.
Artists approach drawing in a variety of ways. On Tuesday we will examine some of the functions of drawing.
We will examine Definition, Discovery, Ritual, Expression, Delineation and some of the others functions of drawing. Bring drawing materials and your current sketchbooks. Be prepared to show your two pages a day drawings as well as the results of your work with photographs.
John McVey Talks about Commonplace Books Today in class John McVey discusses the commonplace book as a way of organizing and understanding things. John will bring his unique relationship with books to bear on this topic. This talk may make you reconsider your own relationship with books. See this link http://www.jmcvey.net/rerum/index.htm