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In this paper I will reflect on how my pencil tracing drawings of second-hand furniture parts inspire to investigate the newly created form connections in these drawings. The reflections are based on the tacit knowledge that was established during the long process of developing a specific drawing method. I will elaborate on my explorations of the qualities of the forms of these objects, the compositions I make with the pencil tracings, the texture of the drawings, the specific size of the drawings and the referential qualities of the forms in the drawings. The drawing method is all about a succession of acts. I apply pencil tracing, hatching, cutting, painting and folding acts. Through association I want to look deeper into the drawing method and more specific into the inherent level of abstraction. I will reflect on the sculptural quality of the 2- dimensional drawing and elaborate on how the scale 1/1 aspect of the drawings and the connecting of the forms through tracings generate imagination of and associations with three-dimensional space. I ask myself the question how the drawing method can bring me further in the creation of new spatial entities (on the a imagined level, and on a three dimensional level) and how eventually these drawings relate back to design?

Keywords:

drawing act; reflection, connecting form; abstraction, space

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Jun 25th, 12:00 AM

On Connecting Form: explorations of a drawing method

In this paper I will reflect on how my pencil tracing drawings of second-hand furniture parts inspire to investigate the newly created form connections in these drawings. The reflections are based on the tacit knowledge that was established during the long process of developing a specific drawing method. I will elaborate on my explorations of the qualities of the forms of these objects, the compositions I make with the pencil tracings, the texture of the drawings, the specific size of the drawings and the referential qualities of the forms in the drawings. The drawing method is all about a succession of acts. I apply pencil tracing, hatching, cutting, painting and folding acts. Through association I want to look deeper into the drawing method and more specific into the inherent level of abstraction. I will reflect on the sculptural quality of the 2- dimensional drawing and elaborate on how the scale 1/1 aspect of the drawings and the connecting of the forms through tracings generate imagination of and associations with three-dimensional space. I ask myself the question how the drawing method can bring me further in the creation of new spatial entities (on the a imagined level, and on a three dimensional level) and how eventually these drawings relate back to design?

 

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