Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree

Spring 2016

Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)

Degree In

Art

First Advisor

Steve McGuire

Abstract

When I design an object or a piece of furniture I do it with geometry in my mind. I use simple shapes like squares, rectangles and lines to create forms that then become an object. I organize the shapes in space thinking about the negative and positive space that they create. I also think of how each shape interacts with each other. The overall shape of an object contains other shapes inside, and these shapes create a relationship between each other in space. I also consider how geometry relates to the function of the object. In my designs, geometry and function shape the object.

In this essay I describe the design and production process for a cheese tray, a night lamp and a candle holder. I talk about how I used geometry to design each one of these objects and the production process involved.

Public Abstract

When I design an object or a piece of furniture I do it with geometry in my mind. I use simple shapes like squares, rectangles and lines to create forms that then become an object. I organize the shapes in space thinking about the negative and positive space that they create. I also think of how each shape interacts with each other. The overall shape of an object contains other shapes inside, and these shapes create a relationship between each other in space. I also consider how geometry relates to the function of the object. In my designs, geometry and function shape the object.

In this essay I describe the design and production process for a cheese tray, a night lamp and a candle holder. I talk about how I used geometry to design each one of these objects and the production process involved.

Keywords

publicabstract, Design, Geometry

Pages

v, 9 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 9).

Copyright

Copyright 2016 Maria Lorena Padron

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Art Practice Commons

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