Design Play: Exercise – connections

I’ve been looking back over some of the work I’ve created in the last 5 years or so.  While I’ve covered a variety of subjects I see that I keep returning to the idea of connections, boxes, containers, lines and joining shapes.  And, despite branching into other areas more recently, I still find myself drawn to these concepts.

Here’s a quick overview of some of the pieces I’ve been reviewing

Since someone mentioned circuits and circuit boards to me late last year I’ve had that thought stuck in my mind and it seems a natural progression from the work above.  The concept still contains lines, connections, joins and shapes and I have scope to evolve into dimensional work.

Today I’m looking at connections.  I’m currently undertaking a short on-line bookmaking course and so I worked through one of the exercises specifically looking at shapes and connections and how they can work together.

I took an old monoprint, cut triangles and trimmed the ends.  Once joined, this should offset the design.

The strips were joined.

The strip book was then spread to see the effect on the cut print image.

Quite basic but an interesting ‘shatter’ effect from the original single sheet.  I’ve not done strip books like this before and can’t really see where you can go with it.

Anyway, I upended the pieces and allowed them to swing and fall as they liked.

Mmmmm . . . . . not getting anything from the random shape but I like the overlapping ‘tucked in’ look of the laid out book above left.  Not sure I’ll go any further with this type of strip book though.  Anyway, it’s done and in my resource file to consider down the track.


About Claire B

I am a passionate printmaker, paper maker and book artist. I'm a 'forever' student and frequently attend courses and workshops to extend and improve my creative skills.
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1 Response to Design Play: Exercise – connections

  1. Pingback: Design Play: Circuit Project – More backgrounds | TactualTextiles

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