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Laser Cut Steel Fabricated for Darcy's Windows Project

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

Laser Cut Steel Fabricated for Darcy's Windows Project

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

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

Work In Progress:Gail fabricates molds for the Windows Project

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

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

Miscellaneous Meaning with Darcy Van Buskirk

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

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

Architecture Professor Clare Olsen Discusses Work in Progress

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 […]

A Visit to Syracuse University Foundry with Gail Hoffman

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

A Visit to Syracuse University Foundry with Gail Hoffman

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 […]

Studio Visit With Errol Willett

Posted by in Windows Project Winners on 23. Jun, 2009 | 57 Comments

Studio Visit With Errol Willett

This morning Errol Willett, (ceramics faculty and department chair) and Jen Gande (studio potter and recent M.F.A. graduate) were hard at work in their studio pressing tiles from plaster molds and transferring an intricate design onto tile forms to create a shallow relief image. They are working on a total of 3 different tile forms that […]

Project Update, May 28

Posted by in Windows Project Winners on 28. May, 2009 | 78 Comments

Now that the selections have been made, the next stage of the Windows Project will focus on fabrication and installation of the pieces.  Each of the selected artists will spend the next few weeks refining their concepts and making practical decisions regarding materials and construction. Last week, the project management team including Anne Cofer, Jaime […]

Connectivity – Window 1, Room 027

Posted by in Windows Project Winners on 18. May, 2009 | 45 Comments

Connectivity – Window 1, Room 027

by School of Architecture undergraduate Thomas Day Three crystalline forms representing content, technlolgy, and people come together in the form of a web of connectivity.  Information is the common thread that connects these areas, and give them their form. Excerpt from artist’s proposal: These three towers of plexiglass will shimmer in the light during the […]

Hovering Nodes or Sunray Moire – Window 2, Room 027

Posted by in Windows Project Winners on 18. May, 2009 | 50 Comments

Hovering Nodes or Sunray Moire – Window 2, Room 027

by School of Architecture Assistant Professor Clare Olsen Clare’s peice is meant to capture the generative, emergent and anticipatory nature of the iSchool reserach and study.  The work is meant to interact the natural processes of weather and seasonal change. Excerpt from artist’s proposal: The installations are designed to not distrac attention from the daily […]