Expanded Joints: 3x3x9


After the construction of our first two 3″ x 3″ joints, we were instructed to isolate the two most interesting spaces or moments of our joints, and using rotation, reflection, scaling, and shearing, expand them into four 3″ x 3″ x 9″ joints. These joints, like the first, had to consist of various pieces that could be taken apart but when put together would hold together to form a solid construct. Unfortunately, due to a combination of design, material, and craftsmanship, two of my four larger joints do not stay together terribly well on their own.

These joints, like the first, were first constructed using task board, and then were reconstructed using basswood. This time, for our wood constructions, we introduced a color scheme – half of the class became the “purple group”, while the other was the “red group”. Each group used their color scheme for the joints and for a couple more digital drawings which I will post later. As part of the red group, I was allowed to use four colors and/or tones: black, white, grey, and a fairly standard red.

Due to time constraints, only two of the four joints were made in wood (and subsequently painted).

I have attached images of my four joints. Each image includes two shots of the joint: one with all the parts together, and one with the parts exploded.

–August

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