Final

Final Project,Uncategorized — Sejal Popat @ 2:13 pm

 

My final project is three separate sculptures each paired with a corresponding poem. The sculptures are representations of the physical aspects of memories that I describe in the poems. Each poem describes an experience of physical pain or rupture that was important or striking to me as a child. These were experiences that each impacted my perception of people and pain.

Artist Reference: Yasuaki Onishi

Artists,Reference,Uncategorized — Sejal Popat @ 3:34 am

Artist Reference: Situ Studio’s reOrder

Uncategorized — Sejal Popat @ 12:26 pm

This is structurally an interesting piece to me because of how they drape the cloth and use frames within the structure. It is also a really good example of the impact that lighting has on a piece. If you watch the process video you can see the construction and the way the piece looks inside and with out lighting.

http://www.situstudio.com/works/projects/reorder#

Assignment 3: Shell

Assignment,Submission,Uncategorized — Sejal Popat @ 11:56 am

First I made a small scale paper model of the structure and then I scaled up.

Then I cut pieces of paper to the size of the the measurements made so that I could wrap the fabric I was stitching around it

There were 6 pentagons and 10 filler equilateral triangles needed to create the shape so I layed out the pentagons and stitched them together first.

Once there was enough put together I pinned the corners of the out ring of points on the dome and tied string to secure it to the ceiling.

I also tried lighting it from inside to see what it would look like.

 

I had also wanted it to be lit by fire so I tried shooting pics of it near the fireplace.

 

Here’s me inside it!

 

So my goals for this piece were to create a sort of geometric shell enclosure and to somehow incorporate the comfort in heat (hence the placement near the fireplace). I wanted it to be a strange extension to a practice I associate with companionship, cuddling by a fire. The shell is sort of a way of protecting and isolating its inhabitants. From the outside it also looks like a strange ¬†geometric creature sitting by the fire. The process proved to be extremely time consuming but I’m happy that it turned out dome/shell like.

Gabriel Dawe

Artists — Sejal Popat @ 1:08 pm

While we’re on the topic of string, I think this is a really nice approach to using this material to create form…

Assignment 1: Progress

Assignment — Sejal Popat @ 12:58 pm

The series of photographs are meant to blend the object with the two dimensional stains on the page. The photos show the object gradually become more abstracted into a stain.

Assignment 2: Comfort

Assignment — Sejal Popat @ 12:35 pm

The two photographs are meant to describe two types of comfort. One is cramped and wrapped up in oneself and the other is more open and represents release.

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