Mnemosyne’s Scent: Planar Models

Hey there guise! :)))) This is a final write up on the entire process of our experimentation with modelling with planes as well as sculptures based on scents.

Here is some information on the deconstruction of a planar model:

Notes on Planar models – Niki Koh, 2017

Since our planar models were to be made out of three strips of paper with varying widths and lengths, the model, like all other exercises, had to contain dominant, subdominant and subordinate relationships. The voids created by the different strips had to also strive to differentiate themselves from one another. Apart from that, the interaction between the different strips should be done through piercing and wedging instead of laying flat against one another, such that the 3D aspect of the model is enhanced.



Planar Sketch Model A, Front View
Planar Sketch Model A, Side View 1
Planar Sketch Model A, Back View
Planar Sketch Model A, Side View 2
Planar Sketch Model A, Top View

For this model, I wanted to create a contrast in the space taken up by the model, so I concentrated much of the planar action in the upper portion of the board, whereas I simply extended the longest strip diagonally across the lower portion of the board. I also wanted the dominant strip to contain a sense of grace, so I curved it into a swooping/falling shape similar to a circle. I tried to carry on the sense of curves by using curving for both the subdominant and subordinate as well. However, I feel now that I should’ve incorporated more bending and complex curves to bring a sense of interest into the piece. Overall, the feedback that I got back was that the diagonal motion of the dominant strip across the paper was interesting, but the voids created by the dominant and subdominant were fairly similar. Furthermore, the interaction of wedging and piercing between the strips was absent (I didn’t know I swear :{ ).

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