In looking at the way the students were dressed was impressing. They were all very professionally dressed for the most part. This showed that they were serious about their projects and the critique.
As the critique got underway, we were given explanations and details about the projects. During this, I learned that some people worked in groups while others worked individually. I feel that both ways of working could be fun and beneficial. I am looking forward to both ways of working in the future with projects.
A few projects that stood out to me were Weave and Tension Folding and Dune Formations. Weave and Tension Folding was designed by Jasmine Jones individually. Jasmine used aluminum mesh to create her structure. She created this structure by certain rules evolving around her hand and using a threading, tension motion. It was interesting to hear about her process as well as see process pictures on her display drawing. I also found it interesting that she did multiple models of different approaches before coming up with her final. Some of them were randomly constructed and others based off the rules of measurements of the hands. She chose to make her structure out of a metal like material because of its reflective properties. This was decided because she wanted the structure to reflect light off the water below the structure, etc. I could see here project really being produced in a big city.
The other project I enjoyed seeing was Dune Formations. This project was a group project designed by Justin McNair, Blakeni Walls, and Sharece Ramos. They had a clear acrylic structure between city buildings. This structures form was like the form of movement of a dune of sand. Their concept was to abstractly show natural patterns these dunes create due to the wind. Their idea was to create a spatial experience through light motions and the contrasts of luminosity and silhouettes. The way to do this was to make a structure that would form weaves and shadows onto the earths surface. I enjoyed learning that they constructed the model using a laser cutter, oven, and skewer. It took them around 3 1/2 hours to make. I could also see their project in a big city reproduced to a big scale.
I feel privileged to have attended this critique and talk to 2nd year students because it gives me an idea as to where i am headed and what will be expected of me.