Errol Willett finishes tile designs for 'Carbon Espalier' installation

Errol Willett finishes tile designs for 'Carbon Espalier' installation

Posted by in Windows Project Winners on 18. Jul, 2009 | 67 Comments

Errol Willett has finalised the design elements for his ‘Carbon Espalier’, installation that will be installed as part of the ischool Windows Project. The ceramic tile installation is composed of the 3 elements featured above and will be adhered to the concrete wall that runs parallel to the ground floor windows of a classroom in […]

Clare Olsen: first artist to install work at iSchool

Clare Olsen: first artist to install work at iSchool

Posted by in Windows Project Winners on 18. Jul, 2009 | 56 Comments

‘Hovering nodes’, is the first project to be installed in the iSchool, on the ground floor of Hinds Hall. Olsen and her assistants work methodically to suspend each ‘node’ element  from the metal grate above. The installation is hung from back to front in 5 rows using braided wire and cable grips to secure the elements in […]

Clare Olsen in Production Mode

Posted by in Windows Project Winners on 17. Jul, 2009 | 60 Comments

Clare Olsen, assistant professor in the school of architecture, is in the process of fabricating the ‘node’ elements for her windows project.  Assisted by recent graduates from the school of architecture, she repetitively glues colored squares of plexiglass at right angles to clear plexi  rectangles. The composition of each ‘node’ is based on the original computer model and the number […]

Laser Cut Steel Fabricated for Darcy's Windows Project

Laser Cut Steel Fabricated for Darcy's Windows Project

Posted by in Windows Project Winners on 08. Jul, 2009 | 63 Comments

Steel, laser cut into text, for Darcy’s Windows Project The steel is back from the fabricators and Dacy is making precise measurements of the cut metal text. When the individual characters are enlarged to the size Darcy needs, the dimensions of each one is slightly different. Consequently, it is more difficult for Darcy to gage where to […]

Work In Progress:Gail fabricates molds for the Windows Project

Work In Progress:Gail fabricates molds for the Windows Project

Posted by in Windows Project Winners on 07. Jul, 2009 | 53 Comments

Molds allow for editions or multiples of an object to be created. For the Windows Project Gail will make multiple wax copies of the plastic doll. Each wax model will be altered slightly: shortening or elongating the different parts, changing the facial features and the body posture, and adding different clothing and accessories. When all the wax models […]

John Mannion and Aaron Hraba at Light Works on Saturday Morning

Posted by in Windows Project Winners on 30. Jun, 2009 | 77 Comments

John and Aaron were in a contemplative mood when I met them to discuss their iSchool project on Saturday morning.   At this preliminary stage of their project, they are focused on finding ways to combine visual data from a variety of sources streamed across Internet into a video montage using complex visual manipulation software problem. […]

Miscellaneous Meaning with Darcy Van Buskirk

Miscellaneous Meaning with Darcy Van Buskirk

Posted by in Windows Project Winners on 26. Jun, 2009 | 58 Comments

Darcy Van Buskirk, was selected for the iSchool windows project for her clever use of text in relationship to the installation space and the fundamental relationship of language to technology and communication. Initially  the work appears straightforward. Lettering, magnified to fit the width of the window well, laser cut from steel and plated with chrome. However, the layered meaning […]

Architecture Professor Clare Olsen Discusses Work in Progress

Architecture Professor Clare Olsen Discusses Work in Progress

Posted by in Windows Project Winners on 26. Jun, 2009 | 89 Comments

Assistant Professor Clare Olsen is busy researching materials for her installation, ‘Hovering Nodes’, to be located in Hinds Hall as part of the iSchool windows project. The work carefully considers the unique location of the window well and its specific context within the iSchool. Olsen is particularly interested in the  light quality within the installation space and a […]

iSchool community provides input to artist Margie Hughto

iSchool community provides input to artist Margie Hughto

Posted by in Windows Project Winners on 24. Jun, 2009 | 131 Comments

Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts ceramics professor Margie Hughto met with iSchool faculty, students, and staff members during an open workshop to brainstorm ideas and images that could be included in her public art installation in Hinds Hall. “What I envision is a series of 20 pieces/collages having a lot of information,” […]

A Visit to Syracuse University Foundry with Gail Hoffman

A Visit to Syracuse University Foundry with Gail Hoffman

Posted by in Windows Project Winners on 23. Jun, 2009 | 75 Comments

I met Gail Hoffman (VPA  Adjunct Professor), in the foundry at Syracuse University, as she started the process of creating molds for her iSchool Windows Installation. Gail spoke enthusiastically about the project and the opportunity it has given her to try her hand at a new medium. Up until this point  Gail has exclusively used […]