lines in space


learning the curves

First, I had to learn my types of curves.  I practiced and practiced quickly sketching and identifying the curve types.

The Nine Types of Curves:

Accented, Directional, Hyperbolic, Neutral, Resting, Supporting, Reverse, Spiral, Trajectory, Parabolic, Catenary

the idea

In this project, I created a form that conveys how lines and curves can create volume and dimension through balanced overlap and interaction in space. 


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learning the curves

Once I knew the types of curves, my understanding of them was challenged when I was asked to photograph them with the human body.  I crafted each curve from copper wire and found parallels with natural parts of the human form.  This is what I found.


putting the curves in space

For my first draft, I started with six 6-inch wires.  I was able to keep two wires as straight lines in this draft, and I bent the other four wires into curves.  I then soldered the wires together to created a form in space. 


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the final product

For the final rendition, I was able to use two different 18-inch wires and form each wire into three curves.  No straight lines in the final draft.  This composition is made up of six curves.  In this project, I was able to demonstrate how the perception of one thing can change when looking from different perspectives.  Even though we may think of a line or a curve as a 2-Dimensional thing, if we look at it the right way, it can be more than that.

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