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Week 5: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued

Week 5 Exercise 3: Scaling The Design Idea 3 Maquette: Construction


Having worked through all my ideas very
carefully I found myself faced with a very
real realisation that if I buggered up my
measurements on the gate frames, then
there is a very big chance my gates will not
align.
Week 5: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued
Week 5 Exercise 3: Scaling The Design Idea 1,2 and 3 Maquette: Construction
Concept drawing of the Municipal Building from Lonsdale
Street elevated perspective
(Dandenong, MUNICIPAL BUILDING PROJECT n.d.)
Dandenong is still under construction at present, but this is what Lonsdale Street will look like once completed. My gates are
intended to be placed where the two big red xs are and then at the other end of Lonsdale street also although I was not
successful in locating a photo of what that will look like. Once I have completed my maquette's I will use this photograph to help
test the possible locations of my maquettes with the use of Coral PaintShop Pro X5 to create several collages to provide options.
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Week 5 Exercise 3: Preparing The Materials For
The Design Idea 1,2 and 3 Maquette: Construction
I decided to use a Semi-transparent Plastic to trace the three different designs onto, to represent the perspex that
would be used in the large scale work
Week 5: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued
Week 5 Exercise 3: Preparing The Materials For
The Design Idea 1,2 and 3 Maquette: Construction
I chose this particular material as I felt it would best represent the
perspex, but also because it is easy to see through for tracing the
animals onto the material and easy to work with keeping it simple.
The material has a smooth but matte like finish to it which would
allow for the pen to stick to the material so that it wouldnt just wipe
of. This required me to use a Pilot PermaBall as a basic ball point pen
would just wipe off.
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Week 5 Exercise 3: Preparing The Materials For
The Design Idea 1,2 and 3 Maquette: Construction
My next issue was how to best create the gates . To do this, I needed to
consider all the sides of the gates , the angles, down poles and scale.
These were two basic ideas I had. The pic below shows the down poles
and they worked fine, but to the right was the gate and the idea was
right but the sides were not right.
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Week 5 Exercise 3: Preparing The Materials For
The Design Idea 1,2 and 3 Maquette: Construction
Knowing the
idea was
correct I just
had to
determine
what sides
were required
for the folding
of the gate
edge.

These
included:
Top
Side
Back
Bottom
Sleeve
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Week 5 Exercise 3: Preparing The Materials For
The Design Idea 1,2 and 3 Maquette: Construction
I decided to
sketch out the
pattern as if
the odd edge
was not there
and then
draw in the
odd edge and
see how this
would
possibly effect
the pattern.
What I found
was the
solution to my
problem. All I
need to do
was keep a
fine edge for
this section.
The other issue was how to get around the odd structure to some of the gate frames whilst still keeping to scale and having all
five edges accounted for.
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Week 5 Exercise 3: Preparing The Materials For
The Design Idea 1,2 and 3 Maquette: Construction
Although this pattern seemed to work it was not without
many obstacles along the way.

Although the diagonal lines gave the basic places to cut and
fold, this need to be worked out at each step. So it only acted
as a guide.

Other Problems That Arise:

The work being small scale made the bending difficult. This
was import in regard to my material. I started of using a
standard cardboard box, but had to change to Quill Pasteboard
250gsm. This enabled the bending, but also meant it wasnt as
strong.

The next obstacle was the joining of the material. I wanted to
get a nice finish, but found that glue was not strong enough
and had to use tape. This worried me as was concerned that
the spray paint wouldnt cover well. But in fact it made
the finish outcome look more like steel, but not as smooth as
the paint tend to make the tap lift.
Week 5: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued
Week 5 Exercise 3: Preparing The Materials For
The Design Idea 1,2 and 3 Maquette: Construction
When cutting these templates out I discovered that I would have to alter the corners differently for each one. I found this
frustrating, but I new it was vital to get them right so that all my angles would match up.
Week 5: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued
Week 5 Exercise 3: Preparing The Materials For
The Design Idea 1,2 and 3 Maquette: Construction
Making the bars for the gates was a very timely procedure as each one had to
measure to a certain measurement and then when folded they had to be
folded accurately.

The reason this was so important was if these polls were different in lengths it
would put at risk changing the circumference of the actual gate and then the
animals wouldnt line up and the pairing gate would not pair correct.

When I was joining these together I kept getting a twist in the polls. I started
asking myself what was causing this twist? I couldnt understand when all the
folds were accurate that this twist kept appearing. I started to pay close
attention to every step I took, until finally I realised that the tape was two
tight. So it was important to lay the tape on without putting any pressure on it
as the pressure meant they would become inaccurate.
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Week 5 Exercise 3: Preparing The Materials For
The Design Idea 1,2 and 3 Maquette: Construction
I found that the glue
wouldn't hold the polls in
so I had to develop a way
to do this with the sticky
tape.


This lead to another
problem arising. I kept
finding that the polls were
to long. This made very
little sense to me as I had
been careful to measure
them, and folded them
carefully. But what I
realised was, I had not
accounted for the added
measurement from the
sticky tape. I leant that the
slightest piece would
increase the distance in
length. Making the polls
just that little bit longer. To
resolve the issue I had to
cut away the ends of the
sticky tape.
As I was joining the gates together I encountered a couple of issues:
Week 5: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued
Week 5 Exercise 3: Preparing The Materials For
The Design Idea 1 Maquette: Constructed
This design change a little during the scaling
process as the shape was just to different. So
to over come this issue I shrunk the animals
down, but in doing so it meant that the cow
would have to link in through the frame of the
gate.

So when putting this gate together I had to
keep referring back to its pair, as I had to leave
a gap in the frame so that the other gate could
link in.

It was important to me that despite them not
being used as a working gate, that they could
still slot together as this would give the gates a
more realistic look.
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Week 5 Exercise 3: Preparing The Materials For
The Design Idea 1 Maquette: Constructed
As with the horse I had to keep referring back when
doing the cow as I had to be sure the cow would align
correctly to the legs of the horse as this was about
the greeting, but also to act as the locking of the two.
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Week 5 Exercise 3: Preparing The Materials For
The Design Idea 1 Maquette: Constructed
One of the problems I found with this design was with the gap in the frame, it had become weakened. So I asked
myself was this an issue with the design or the choice of materials? I felt strongly that it was the choice of the
material rather than the design. Furthermore I believe if it was done in metal as intended, the metal would be
to strong to bend like this. But cardboard is flimsy so its understandable that its done this.
On hind side, if I was
to build this again as
a maquette, I would
still use the
cardboard but on
this part of the frame
I would build a small
insert with balsa
wood so that it
would be able to
hold its position.
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Week 5 Exercise 3: Preparing The Materials For
The Design Idea 1 Maquette: Constructed
When I come to position these gates it is important that they be position in the right way so that the are read the
way I intend them to be. I want the gates to be open letting the traffic through as they make their way along the
gateway. But as they are going to be on the footpath it is important that they are also positioned in a way
suitable for the pedestrians.
So here I am
looking to see if
this works for
both the
motorist and the
pedestrian.

By assessing this
idea in this
manner I realise
that this
position
wouldnt work
for either.
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Week 5 Exercise 3: Preparing The Materials For
The Design Idea 1 Maquette: Constructed
Still considering the best positioning for the gates, I have changed them to turn in just slightly to face each other.
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Week 5 Exercise 3: Preparing The Materials For
The Design Idea 2 Maquette: Constructed
One of the things I felt was important with all three designs was that the sculpture had a front and a back. This was
important because I wanted the sculpture to be understood despite the direction the viewer was approaching it.
Up close
looking from
the back of the
sculpture.
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Week 5 Exercise 3: Preparing The Materials For
The Design Idea 2 Maquette: Constructed
As with Idea 1 I wanted to see which direction would work best with this sculpture. In doing so I realised that it was
impossible to place the work so that it would appear correct from both directions, if I wanted the gates to appear open from
one direction. Ive decided the only way to resolve this idea was to accept that not all ideas are possible and that I personally
had to accept this was one of those time and I needed to let go.
Letting go is an interesting
concept, as I found this
was not so easy to do. I
guess this is because of the
attachment we develop
with the work as we want
it to meet all our desires.,
and when it doesnt it can
appear disappointing.

The other thing is we
spend all our time striving
for perfection and that one
piece of work that stands
out from the rest, and
when we come across an
issue that we cant sort, in
a way its like losing this
perfection concept and so I
think this is why it can be
so hard to let go of the
idea.
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Week 5 Exercise 3: Preparing The Materials For
The Design Idea 2 Maquette: Constructed
Having let go and moved on, I have decided that the best possible outcome for direction is this angle. I think this angle best
displays the work and invites the people in literally as the pass by to make their trip down the gateway. The other thing is that from
either side of the road the viewer can make the connection of the gates being able to join up if they were placed together.
Week 5: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued
Week 5 Exercise 3: Preparing The Materials For
The Design Idea 2 Maquette: Constructed
Looking at the back view of the joining of the gates, I noted that the framing for the horses head was just the tiniest bit higher
than with the cow and as a result has made it that the cow is not able to slot in as closely as anticipated. This changes the whole
effect of the arrangement of the gates. So in hind site I think it would be important to make the framing for both sides of the
gates at the same time, to
ensure the accuracy before
continuing on to attaching the
still down polls and animals.
This should ensure that the cow
would be able to align correctly.

Materials used for idea 1 and 2

Pilot PermaBall
Quill Pasteboard 250gsm
Semi-transparent Plastic
Artline 54IT Whiteboard Pen
2 in 1 Red
Staedtler Textsurfer Classic
Orange
Sticky Tape
Cardboard

Paints Used:
Mont Marte Acrylic
Ultramarine Blue
Cerulean Blue Australian
Export Paint Enamel Interior
and Exterior Silver

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Week 5 Exercise 3: Preparing The Materials For
The Design Idea 3 Maquette: Constructed
Materials used for
idea 3

Pilot PermaBall
Quill Pasteboard
250gsm
Semi-transparent
Plastic
Artline 54IT
Whiteboard Pen
2 in 1 Red
Staedtler
Textsurfer Classic
Orange
Sticky Tape
Cardboard

Paints Used:
Yellow Ochre
Viridian
Rose Madder
Scarlet
The concept behind idea 3, was to bring my idea for the gates forward to the future but also to the past so they can join as one. So I have used
idea 2 as the bases of idea 3 in terms of structural design, but taken the colour scheme of the soon to be new Dandenong and combined the
two together. As a result it would lose the neon lighting but bring about a new generation of colour perception.
Week 5: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued
Week 5 Exercise 3: Preparing The Materials For
The Design Idea 3 Maquette: Constructed
One of my biggest concerns was managing to get the back the
same as the front. So I had to pay particular attention to detail
as though it were a mirror image. I also needed to be extra
careful when attaching the back to ensure it lined up with the
front.
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Week 5 Exercise 3: Preparing The Materials For
The Design Idea 3 Maquette: Constructed
I was quiet happy with the outcome of the mirror images for
all three ideas. I found the hardest part was getting the
angles right as my mind kept wanting to return to the
previous image. This was something I feel I need to work on
so that I can train my mind to swap between the two.
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Week 5 Exercise 3: Preparing The Materials For
The Design Idea 3 Maquette: Constructed
Here I was considering how the design of the gates would look if I turned them around to place them. Strangely I really didnt like this
concept at all. It was like I had turned myself inside out. It just didnt sit right visually to me. It appeared somewhat awkward. This
was useful though as it made it very clear to me how the sculptures should be arranged.
Week 5: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued
Week 5 Exercise 3: Preparing The Materials For
The Design Idea 3 Maquette: Constructed
As with idea 2 I
found that the
horses frame work
was a little higher
although its
alignment was
better, giving it a
more solid
foundation and the
feeling of
togetherness.
However this really
does support my
idea of doing the
framing for both
sides first and then
completing the
steel bars and
animals.
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Week 5 Online Activity
Looking back, in hind site I think next time I would start with a scale and then work my designs within the scale. This would ensure
all of the animals aligned correctly. I would certainly create the outside frame for both sides of the gates first to ensure they to
aligned correctly. As a process I felt the way I went about the designing side of things was ok, with the exception of two things
listed above which I would certainly change. I think looking at the history was a vital part of the work as it really helped to make
the work speak to me. This also helped the design to become meaningful for the area. I am glad that I did two different designs
based on the history of Dandenong as it allowed me to visually see
which was more engaging as an idea. I think it was important to
consider what the design would look like in the future. This allowed
me to join the past with the future. Allowing me to develop the
new generation of colour scheme for Dandong sculptures. I found
all three ideas allowed me to really engage with the environment
and the materials and develop my ideas through a serious of trials
and I believe this was a successful process as I believe my intended
purpose has been met.
Thread:Week 5 Online ActivityPost:Week 5 Online ActivityAuthor: Gaylene DuncanPosted Date:December 29, 2013 6:04
AMStatus:Published Hi Tanisha and Fellow Students I've added a power point presentation of my Week 5 Online Activity for discussion.
Cheers Gaylene Attachment: Week 5 Online Activity.pptx (248.774 KB) Reply Quote Mark as Unread

Thread:Week 5 Online ActivityPost:RE: Week 5 Online ActivityAuthor: Debbie ArnoldPosted Date:December 29, 2013 8:27
AMStatus:Published Hi Gaylene, well done on your gates, I really enjoyed your presentation after seeing your process and preparation
for them. I like how you have three solutions for the same site...it shows the great level of exploration that you have conducted. I like the
red and green gates because they combine traditional with contemporary and also I can imagine them fitting in beautifully with the
future works which are planned for the town. I also like how you have analysed and critiqued your work...something which I need to
learn to do with my work. Thank you for posting and sharing your ideas...Id very much like to drive down to that town and see your gates
built there! Deb Reply Quote Mark as Unread

Thread:Week 5 Online ActivityPost:RE: Week 5 Online ActivityAuthor: Gaylene DuncanPosted Date:December 29, 2013 9:42
AMStatus:Published Hi Deb thanks again mate. I really appreciate you taking so much time to read through all my work. I much preferred
the contemporary gates and they would bmy choice to have there as I feel they bring new meaning but also keep the history going but
start to tell the history thats being made as they continue to develop the area. Analyzing and critiquing my work I feel helps me to
understand my own actions so it be good if you can learn to do it as will help you so much. I try to look at my work as the third person
rather than through my own eyes if that makes sense. This way I feel im harsher on myself. That is so sweet Deb I'd love to drive through
and see them there also would be awesome thanks again mate. Cheers Gaylene Reply Quote Mark as Unread

Thread:Week 5 Online ActivityPost:RE: Week 5 Online ActivityAuthor: Lynette FinnPosted Date:December 29, 2013 7:40
PMStatus:Published Hi Gaylene, I like what you've done, I think it shows inventiveness, With the animals in front of the gate with
shadows as if the bars where there, the colours are cheerfull, from what Debbie said I need to have a look at more of your work.
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Thread:Week 5 Online ActivityPost:RE: Week 5 Online ActivityAuthor: Gaylene DuncanPosted Date:December 29, 2013 7:53
PMStatus:Published Hi Lynette thanks mate. The bars are actually meant to be there as part of the design. The blue marks are to
represent where I would have placed the neon lights that were to coincide with the previous public arts and history of Dandenong. The
colours are representative of the new colour scheme of dandenong once finished being built, but please do feel free to take a look as
would love to know your thoughts. Cheers Gaylene Reply Quote Mark as Unread

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Thread:Week 5 Online ActivityPost:RE: Week 5 Online ActivityAuthor: Danielle DelaneyPosted Date:December 30, 2013 11:36
AMStatus:Published It is really hard to decide which gate design I like the most. The one that stood out was the red gate one. You must
feel great with the results following the work process. A great constructive evaluation Reply Quote Mark as Unread

Thread:Week 5 Online ActivityPost:RE: Week 5 Online ActivityAuthor: Gaylene DuncanPosted Date:December 30, 2013 2:17
PMStatus:Published Hi Danielle I'm thinking your just going to have to take them all then hehe. My favourite is the contemporary colour
one and your right it does stand out. I'm thinking thats good as the new design of Dandenong also stands out. I took some pics of the
part of the new development whilst I was down there so you guys can see what it's like. I am happy with the results, but feel I needed
to slow down and pay much more attention to the scale so that I didn't get the slightly raised corners and that the animals interlocked
better, but realize this is just typical me being very hard on myself. Looking back I should have scaled it up an extra bit so that the
construction side was easier to work with also as I feel this might have hindered it some. But on the most part happy. Thanks also for
your feedback as I pay a lot of attention to this and use it all the time to assess my work. Cheers Gaylene Reply Quote Mark as Unread
Maquette comes from the French and simply means model.
They are small scale models used to sort problems by
sculptors and Architects. They can be helpful in determining
the type of materials suitable for large scale works or
exploring physical engineering issues that may arise in a full
scaled work. They can reduce cost, at the same time as
allowing the final work to be visualised in its soon to be
environment. They are also a way to record the creative
process. Maquettes can be considered works of art also and
not just useful models. They can also bestow the nearness of
an artists initial idea. Maquettes are instilled with imaginable
freedom for attention. They help us find reason and work
through thoughts, so we can see the potentials that lie ahead
of us, so that the work can be completed.

Maquettes reside in the space between the initial idea and
the realisation of the large scale sculpture. They are vital to
the success of the sculpture.

Maquettes take time to create and can take years for the
realisation of a large scale to be realised or for the small scale
to be transformed into something. All artist have their own
way of working however Eilis OConnells artists practice
summarizes the way Maquettes are made. Such time a small
model is completed it has been drawn, redrawn, cut up,
added to, stored away, brought out of storage, reworked,
overworked, dismissed, binned and then somehow rescued,
restored, reworked, reappraised and rehabilitated until finally
acceptable. This manner or
Week 5: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued
Week 5 Learning Resources
The Role of The Maquette in The Creation of Monumental Sculpture
working is evolution, developed and experimented.
Maquettes struggle with being an object or a piece of work in their
own right. They can be the most important factor in the coming
together of a sculpture. (BROBDINGNAG 2029)
(BROBDINGNAG 2029)
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Week 5 Learning Resources
The Fourth Plinth Project
The Fourth Plinth occurs in the northwest
corner of Trafalgar Square and being going
for the past seven years. During this time
it has housed many world class works.
(London.Gov.UK 2013)

I would think The Fourth Plinth would be a
platform for any artist to strive to be part
of. To one day have the privilege to have
their work on display there would be one
of the greatest honours when you
consider that The Fourth Plinth was once
reserved for kings and military heroes
(Brown 2013)
(London.Gov.UK 2013)
Week 6: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued
Week 6 Web Based Research Olafur Eliasson The Weather Project, 2003
Olafur Eliasson
The Weather Project, 2003
Monofrequency lights, projection foil, haze
machines, mirror foil, aluminium, and scaffolding
26,7 m x 22,3 m x 155,4 m
Installation in Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London
(TATE, Olafur Eliasson the Weather Project: about
the installation n.d.)
(Eliasson, Olafur Eliasson 2003)
Olafur Eliasson work on The Weather Project I believe is inspirational, innovative
and inviting. Its inviting because it begs the audience to consider why as humans
we are interested in discussing the weather. It asks us to consider why the weather
affects the different cultures and individuals. His skilled in leading the individual
through his work to consider ideas like what the weather is doing and why its
doing it. In doing so he brings the individual to an understanding of how the
weather interacts with the individuals life in the real world. His work is ephemeral
and relies on the participation of his audience. His audience is anyone that attends
the gallery at the time, so people from
all walks of life. For each this
experience will be different as it is
largely depended on their own
understanding of the work and how
they chose to interpret it. Olafur
basically uses simple materials to create
an environment in this case the
weather. This contributes to the work
positively I believe and is strongly
connected to culture. Although Olafurs
work is ephemeral it has a strong
relationship to my work The Gates as
both rely on the audience having some
prior knowledge of the subject. They
also both use basic materials to explain
their intended purpose. I think his work
is really successful in that it does get
the audience who experience his man
made environment to talk about the
weather and ask why the weather
reacts the way it does.
Week 6: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued
Week 6 Web Based Research Christo & Jean Claude Over The River
Over The River
Christo and Jeanne-Claude.
suspend 5.9 miles of silvery,
luminous fabric panels high
above the Arkansas River
along a 42-mile stretch of the
river between Salida and
Canon City in south-central
Colorado.
(Jeanne-Claude 2011)
Christo and Jean Claudes work, on Over The River is based on ephemeral art as the work is only
temporary as it will only exist for two weeks leaving behind only photographic documentation and the
memories that exist for those that were lucky enough to see and experience it in person. It is also site
specific as the work can not be transferred to another river only the concepts could be altered and
transferred. This is simular to my work with The Gates as my work is partially site specific due to its
historical connection although they could be built else where the location would have to have a very
simular historical background for The Gates to make any sense, otherwise they would just be random
gates with no connections. Christo and Jeanne-Claude have used fabric panels in section to cover the
Arkanses River for 5.9 miles, with steel wire cables anchored on the riverbanks to attach the panels.
The fabric is intended to interpret
the flow of the river and will do so
through the reflection of light on
the material (Vinnitskaya 2011).
The type of material used he was
vital to the design and outcome of
the work, as it needed to have a
shinny surface for the light to
interact with it and in order to
produce its intended purpose. I
respect the level of commitment
that Christo and Jeanne-Claude
show in their work as with this
one many of their work's are
often in the makings for several
years before they are realized.
This is due to their commitment
to ensure no harm comes to the
environment or in this case the
local wildlife. The work is not only
inspiring but also successful in
creating its visual intent.
Week 6: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued
Week 6 Web Based Research Antony Gormley Stall II, 2010
(Gormle 2013)
Antony Gormley
Stall II, 2010
75 3/8 x 19 5/16 x 15 3/16 in. (191.5 x 49 x 38.5 cm)
Cast iron
When I first seen Antony Gormley work Stall II I found
myself looking and thinking how it reminds me of a
pixilated picture. But the more I looked at it ,the more I
found myself becoming engaged with the work, as I tried
to understand these little squares and how each occupied
their own little piece of space. By doing this I become very
aware of Antony Gormley need to explain the relationship
between the human body and space. I found my opinion of
his work improved the more I become informed. His use of
these cast iron squares and rust like colour allowed me to
see the different levels of depth in the human form which
was empowering for me as I was able to understand how
as the body moves in and out of different spaces, it creates
a new spaces to occupy. This feeling of empowerment
generated through Antony Gormleys work is inspiring and
motivates me to want to bring this type of empowering
element to my own work. I feel his work is successful in
that it assumes the space of art is a place to experiment
and investigate the human form to draw the connections it
may have in relation to nature and the cosmos despite that
these assumptions may never be proven. (Gormle 2013)
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Week 6 Web Based Research Richard Serra Snake (Sugea) 1994-1997
(Guggenheim n.d.)
Snake (Sugea), 1994-1997. Weathering steel, three units, each
comprised of two conical sections, each section: 13'2" 52' (4 15.85
m); overall: 13'2" 104' 22' 4 1/2" (4 31.7 7.84 m); plate
thickness: 2" (5 cm).
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao New York
At first glance Richard Serra work on the "snake" reminds me of very
large waves and does very little for me. I just don't find it stimulating
or thought provoking. How ever the more I researched the work and
become familiar with the artist intentions I am beginning to
understand it and find it more intriguing. His work is site-specific so its
designed for the site and can not be transferred to another site. His
work uses the real space of the viewer (Guggenheim n.d.)
which relies on the viewers experience of building materials and
cultural landscapes from their sensory properties which become
crucial to their understanding and interpretation of its meaning. I
think Richard Serra uses the elements of the work well to attract or
please his viewer by encouraging them to walk about three jumbo,
winding forms of hot-rolled steel (Guggenheim n.d.) moving in and
out and around them as it allows the viewer to hope inside the space
of the work and really experience and create surprising experiences
of space and balance, and provoke a dizzying sensation of steel and
space in motion (Guggenheim n.d.). This is somewhat simular to my
gates as the viewer can experience their welcoming feeling as they
drive through the gates or simply choose to park and walk about them
to experience them up close.
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Week 6 Web Based Research Doris Salcedo Shibboleth, 2007 (Turbine Hall)
(theguardian.com 2007)
Shibboleth, 2007
Turbine Hall
Wire Mesh
runs the full 167 metres (548 feet) of the cavernous hall
Doris Salcedo.

At first glance at Doris Salcedo work Shibboleth for me it just appears
like a crack in the floor, with little or no purpose. But haven taken the
time to learn about the work I now find myself seeing the work as
having a pivotal role in people learning to understanding the gap which
has been created between Europeans and the human race. So the shirt
in my understanding of the work was a positive and powerful one. The
work has an important message as the artist aim is to make a
statement about racism to her audience. Doris Salcedo has chosen
her materials wisely to express her concerns. She chose wire mesh to
lay down in the crack as she believes its "the most common means of
control used to define borders and divisions". (theguardian.com,
Salcedo causes a rift at Tate Modern 2007). Through her appropriate
use of materials I believe her idea is communicated clearly to her
audience. We can see this when you look at the cracks and the people
as we can see straight away the segregation that is happening as a
result of the cracks in the floor. I feel her work is very relevant to
todays day and age as we see racial hatred every day if we chose to
open our eyes to it. I believe Doris Salcedo work was very successful
through allowing people to have an interactive experience of racial
hatred. Her work for me is inspiring. Id love to take from her work into
my own practice her passion for creating powerful works which speak
loud and clear about the all important issues faced by people around
the world, with the intent to help the individual come to an
understanding of this issues in hope to create change and a better
future.
Week 6: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued
Week 6 Exercise 4: The Maquette: Placement The Gates - Ideas 1 (Gateway Entrance)
There are three versions of The Gates, Idea one, two and three. Idea one investigates
the full body animal, idea two looks into the possibility of using just their heads, whilst
idea three examines the contemporary appearance. Idea one and two were intended to
established which design would work best for its intended purpose. Its intended purpose
was to act as a set of gates located at the start and end of The Gateway, which would
determine the start and end of The Gateway, but also welcome the people into
Dandenong. Once these designs where drawn up great consideration went into which
design would work best. After great consideration and testing of what other locals felt by
sharing my design with them it was determined that Idea two (The heads) would work
best. Once this was established the design for Idea three (The contemporary) was drawn
up. This was an important process as it was the best way to establish the preferred design.
All there designs were then scaled to the specs shown to the left for the drafting of the
maquette. But there is more than one important process to consider. As with the
designing side, its possible location is just as significant. This is because it intended
location may not necessarily be the best possible location. This meant it was important
for me to go and visit the intended location to take many photos that could be used in
Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo x2, to insert an image of the maquette to see visually how the
design would look if it was installed in this location.
Height = 210 (Actual Height)
Divided by 30 = 7cm
Length = 150 (Actual Length)
Divided by 30 = 5cm
Width = 30 (Actual Width)
Divided by 30 = 1cm (Width of Drawing)

Scale has been doubled for purpose of
making the maquette
7x5x1cm to 14x10x2cm
Week 6: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued
Week 6 Exercise 4: The Maquette: Placement The Gates - Idea 2 and 3 (Gateway Entrance)
During this visit, many photos were take of its intended location, as well as other possible locations. Because of the size of the road
and the limitation in where I could stand to take these photos safely, I have had to demonstrate either side in separate photos. In
doing so I have tried to capture the photos in a way that it was possible to see how this may look to the public if the gates were
installed. Ive then taken all three designs and carefully inserted them into the photos to show my intended idea for the location. The
photos on the previous slide as well as this slide shows this outcome for the entrance to The Gateway. The following six slides
break down my thoughts on the placement of each set discussing each side of the gate individually. They also display a close up
photo strictly for the purpose of viewing.
Week 6: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued
Week 6 Exercise 4: The Maquette: Placement The Gates Idea 1 (Gateway Entrance)
When I inserted the maquette into its location here I realised I really didnt like the visual display. I found the poll at the back of the maquette
very distracting. But also the design feels like it is being swallowed up by the immediate background.
Week 6: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued
Week 6 Exercise 4: The Maquette: Placement The Gates Idea 1 (Gateway Entrance)
I actual liked the look of this side of the gate. Although I felt it was getting swallowed up by its surroundings. I liked the way the cow faced out to
the road though as for me this really expressed this welcoming feeling I was trying to achieve.
Week 6: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued
Week 6 Exercise 4: The Maquette: Placement The Gates - Idea 2 (Gateway Entrance)
Like with the cow from idea 1, I really liked the way the horse faced the road. When looking at this I get the feeling the horse had been here for
ages as it seems so at peace with its surroundings. I also like how the colours blended in.
Week 6: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued
Week 6 Exercise 4: The Maquette: Placement The Gates Idea 2 (Gateway Entrance)
Unlike idea 1, where I liked the cow facing the road, I found the full head seemed to close the space. This could be due to the size of the
maquette, so I will need to revisit this idea, with a different scale to see if my feelings are still the same. I do like how the colours really blended
in here with the surroundings.
Week 6: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued
Week 6 Exercise 4: The Maquette: Placement The Gates Idea 3 (Gateway Entrance)
For me the contemporary view of the full head, just felt right as if it had been here forever. The colours just seemed to contrast nicely. Visually it
had the wow factor for me, and I feel it really does suggest to the traffic a nice warm welcome as they pass through. It seems to give a whole
new look to Dandenong due to the contemporary colours.
Week 6: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued
Week 6 Exercise 4: The Maquette: Placement The Gates Idea 3 (Gateway Entrance)
I am certainly liking this contemporary look, and the cow facing the road. However I feel the scale is still questionable and will need to
be tested. I think this design gives Dandenong a nice new look.
Week 6: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued
Week 6 Exercise 4: The Maquette: Placement The Gates Ideas 1, 2 and 3 (Gateway Exit)
The previous process discussed above was repeated for the end of The Gateway. The following six slides break down my
thoughts on the placement of each set discussing each side of the gate individually. They also display a close up photo strictly
for the purpose of viewing.
Week 6: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued
Week 6 Exercise 4: The Maquette: Placement The Gates - Idea 1 (Gateway Exit)
The colour of the design seems to camouflage some with the environment and as a result the horse gets lost in it.
Week 6: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued
Week 6 Exercise 4: The Maquette: Placement The Gates 1(Gateway Exit)
Once more I am finding that the gate tends to blend in some with the immediate surrounds resulting in the design being swallowed up.
Week 6: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued
Week 6 Exercise 4: The Maquette: Placement The Gates - 2 (Gateway Exit)
I think the horses head looks very natural here . The colours also work in well with its immediate environment.
Week 6: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued
Week 6 Exercise 4: The Maquette: Placement The Gates - 2 (Gateway Exit)
I like the position of the maquette here as I can see by the people in the slide that its in a nice place for the pedestrian to view as they come
across the road. The scale in size looks nice at this size. I think the colours worked in well with the immediate environment also.
Its very pleasing on the eye.
Week 6: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued
Week 6 Exercise 4: The Maquette: Placement The Gates - 3 (Gateway Exit)
I like the contrast here with the colours. The scale looks good and gives a strong impression of a gate.
Week 6: Project Two: Art + Public Space Continued
Week 6 Exercise 4: The Maquette: Placement The Gates - 3 (Gateway Exit)
I think the contemporary look works well in this location and gives new meaning to Dandenong. I like that the crossings both face on to the
maquette. I think the scale looks just a little to big here so will need to test other scales.