Drawing Machines

Drawing Machines: The Face in Perspective Conference Project

What I developed for my conference project was a series of drawings to be printed out, folded, and placed on a wall to apply unique perspectives and angles to the face that would otherwise not be shown. While there are…

Drawing Machines: Beehive Structure for the 2-Foot Project

The object is a 2 foot tower, held together by 6 alternating layers of paper plates, put together by three plates that are folded together in fourths. At the bottom, paer plate stands help it up with the plate folded…

Drawing Machines: Crystal Crease

When we were told not to use paper for our project, I took it very seriously. I wanted to give myself a challenge by using a different material that can fold and crease. Crystal Crease illustrates that depiction. Crystal Crease…

Drawing Machines: My Port’fold’io

Have you ever wondered why paper bends in weird ways? I certainly have. I never thought that folding would be a complex phenomenon. As I experimented with different materials to fold, it caught my interest in learning more about folding,…

Drawing Machines: Pushing Pleats

For my conference project, I conceptualized and designed the construction of a dress. I have been inspired by the more abstract concepts of folding. While I have the utmost respect for the more traditional approach to folding paper, I find…

Drawing Machines – Evolution of Boxes

This piece places a series of paper boxes on a cardboard shelf. Each box has a different construction; some are made of a single piece and held together purely by folds. Another is composed of multiple identical smaller pieces that…

Drawing Machines: Cow Sculpture

Our cow sculpture embodies a journey of creativity and persistence, crafted from humble materials like paper plates and blue masking tape. The inception of this project was sparked by a simple cow ring that captured our imagination, igniting a process…

Drawing Machines: Hollyhocks Takes The Cake

This object began with my initial paper clip and paper plate constructed sphere from the beginning of the semester; I really liked the form, weight, and appearance of that sphere, and wanted to build this assignment off of that initial…

Drawing Machines: BOUND

This project was born out of a drive to repurpose books that were set aside in the load-out dock beneath the Sarah Lawrence Library. These books were all marred in some way, whether it be a few lines highlighted here…

Drawing Machines: Early Experiments Plate Toy

This piece is made of paper plates and a bunch of tape. I started using paper clips to hold my folds together, however, they soon proved too unstable for the kind of stability that I wanted to achieve. Each individual…

[Drawing Machines] – Paper Plate Spire

The Object is a thin, alabaster spire standing over five-and-a-half feet tall, wrought of paper plates and a single paperclip. It is slightly thicker at the bottom, and creeps haphazardly upward, precariously balanced. Our objective was to construct a sculpture…

Drawing Machines: Colors in Captivity

Aroma diffusers have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I’m someone who strives to create a peaceful oasis throughout my spaces, for example, my bedroom. In an effort to construct the calmest and…

Drawing Machines: SunSketch

After seeing this machine that projected pure happiness on a wall go viral on social media, I knew I needed to have it. The sunset lamp, a contraption that supposedly “cures depression” for just $20, was instantly added to my…

Drawing Machines: Paper Hand

The final form of this project is a hand that can maneuver similarly to an anatomical hand. The hand is made of paper that is rolled into cylinders to make parts of the fingers. The movement of the hand is…

Drawing Machines: Wave Simulator

Wave Simulator In physics a wave can be thought of as a disturbance or oscillation that travels through space-time, accompanied by a transfer of energy. It could be described as oscillations or vibrations. There are different types of waves, it…

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I created a drawing machine from the frame of an old ten speed bicycle. After disassembling the bike,  I placed the frame horizontally onto sawhorses so the gears and rear wheel could spin freely, and I attached a cardboard disc…

Drawing Machines: Birthday Candles

I created a pendulum ink dropper that creates pieces by distributing ink across the page by swinging back and forth. It features a pendulum cup mechanic that is filled with ink and distributes that ink while swinging through a metal…

Drawing Machines: Nevruz

The title of my film is Nevruz. The film was made using the Epson scanner to scan each individual frame, accumulating all of these images into a video through stop-motion editing technique. It begins with a red circular character, inspired…

Drawing Machines: What Can We Find on a Night Walk in the Woods?

The culmination of my conference work for this class is a twelve-image series titled “What can we find on a night walk in the woods?” I explore curiosity, discovery, wonder, and the senses through the setting of a night walk…

Drawing Machines: Automatic Jackson-Pollocker

Working with color has always been one of my biggest interest, so the second I started thinking about my conference project I knew that that was something I wanted to pursue. Throughout my artistic career, I never really had an…