PLACE, SPACE AND STRUCTURE REIMAGINED
As visiting artist during the Spring of 2021, Lorraine Heitzman gave a talk to our students and faculty about her techniques and materials, what drives her aesthetic, and her influences and inspirations. She offered guidance to Pierce students in individual art and architecture classes as they developed related projects devised by their instructors. Each class worked with varying parameters to formulate the versions of doubleTAKE that you see here.
ARC 201/ARC 202
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN I & II
PROF. BETH ABELS
Double Take is a chance to look again at the everyday objects that we think of as trash, allowing it a next use. This project makes use of this shadow that all objects have. With the premise that necessity is the mother of invention students were asked to solve a problem using the materials at hand. A place to sit, a way to carry things and lighting in the dark. With so much available material thought of as throwaway, there is plenty to use to problem solve, without having to go to the store and buy more stuff…
ASSOC. PROF. JUSTIN DAHLBERG
Students choose an architectural structure they would like to investigate. They make a series of contour line drawings based on this structure. The drawings are then cut up, shuffled around, reassembled, and glued to a sheet of paper. This fractured image is transferred to a clean sheet of drawing paper to serve as the backbone for a final drawing. Students manipulate and elaborate upon this linear structure in order to achieve their own aesthetic and conceptual goals, eventually creating a 12×18″, full-color, colored pencil drawing.
OIL PAINTING I
PROF. CONSTANCE KOCS
For this project, students created two oil paintings on wood panels related to the theme which could be viewed individually or as a diptych. They were to develop meaning in their work by considering how public spaces, monuments and architecture are contextualized, historically and contemporaneously. They conveyed meaning beyond subject matter through aesthetic choices, composition and the juxtaposition of the panels.
INTRO TO PRINTMAKING
PROF. CONSTANCE KOCS
In reconsidering and re-presenting familiar places and spaces, students were prompted to follow one of two paths in developing an edition of reduction linocut prints: capture an interior space representative of a personal sanctuary or an exterior place of personal significance. The objective was to consider communicative intent beyond subject matter. The reduction linocut process requires repeatedly cutting a linoleum plate, inking and printing each desired color before the next cut.