6 metre long DRAWING of KIRKCALDY HIGH STREET( the lang sketch!)

critical weekend. Deadline for an interim crit on Monday with Tutors at DoJ.

MDP – Mindful Design Practice.

Saturday was spent cutting and pasting all the 270 individual photographs that were taken on Sunday 9 May.  I also prepared a mock-up of a House of Cards for my presentation-as a Kirkcaldy Info Tower. I cut up A1 size card boards in half to make about 12 panels which have been cut with the necessary slots to make the panels stack up. I need to work out the best arrangement to show my project work but I may also put folding panels together with photo montage and collage information that relate to my MDes project as design process and methods.

Sunday ( today ) was spent actually drawing over the photo montage of one side of Kirkcaldy High Street. It took a lot longer than I imagined it would as I was only tracing over the building facades. It was a reasonably satisfactory experience as it involved in me actually drawing in pen. The drawing ended up being approximately 6 metres long. I used a datum line as a level so that I could key all the buildings down to a line. The photographs vary due to the position they were taken from, but considering they were all just hand – held shots, the images were sufficient for this exercise and method.

Drawing is a physical activity, but it also thought provoking. As I was drawing, I was able to consider the different ranges of architecture that exists in the High street of Kirkcaldy as well as the scale and height of the building facades. However, I am concerned that my activities are kind of worthless as I still do not have a clear direction or interaction with any of my indentified  stakeholders etc. It is not really an artistic activity but a design one and there is a difference.

I hope that I can discuss my current position in relation to my MDES research with Hazel and Jason tomorrow, but I have actually followed up my planned activity over the last week or so.

Generally, my time management is beginning to be really difficult, with the combinationof the p/t masters work and my full -time job at Adam Smith College.etc. I made the mistake of NOT opting out of the CCI end of year exhibition!!

I will post photos later and hopefully some video clips of my activities.

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About ionspace7

born 18 August 1957, Scottish, Larbert and Stenhousemuir childhood. Larbert High School, ECA, UoD Master of Design, Interiorist, 3D designer, Stage Designer, Artist, Illustrator, Sketchbooker, Photographer, Zoomovographer, Writer, Poet, Ideas Developer and Visualiser. OTHER INTERESTS Walker, Golfer, Traveller, Cyclist, Researcher, Dreamer.
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