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Mass/Creative and Functional Design: Toy, Game or Invention

May 6, 2011 1 comment

Inspiration

Play: Being able to interact with a toy

Mass: The property of a toy that causes it to have weight
Weight: The vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
Gravity: The force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth’s mass for bodies near it’s surface
Presence: The state of being present; current existence
Absence: Failure to be present
Negative Space: the space around and between the subject of an image. Negative space may be most evident when the space around a subject and not the subject itself.
Play
Mass
Weight
Gravity
Presence
Absence
Negative Space

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Structure/Abstraction: Alter Ego

Inspiration


Armature: the protective covering of an animal or plant, or any part serving for defense or offense.

Texture: the visual and especially tactile quality of a surface

Structure: mode of building

Alter Ego: a second self

Abstract: expressing a quality or characteristic apart from any specificobject or instance

Non-Representational: not resembling or portraying any object in physical nature

Anthropomorphic Abstraction: ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing nothuman, especially to a deity

Geometric Abstraction: resembling or employing the simple rectilinear or curvilinear lines or figures used in geometry

Mask: a covering for all or part of the face, worn to conceal one’s identity

Emphasis: a certain stress on an aspect

Armature

Abstract

Texture

Structure

Alter Ego

Non-Representational

Anamorphic Abstraction

Geometric Abstraction

Mask

Emphasis


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Plane and Edge

Plane: A flat two dimensional surface.

Edge: The boundary of a plane.

Freestanding/In the Round: Created to be viewed from all sides.

Form: Shape or Visual appearance of an object.

Closed Form: Having a resolved balance of tensions, a sense of calm completeness implying a totality within itself.

Plane

Edge

Freestanding/In the round





Form

Closed Form


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From Flat to Volume

Low relief- slightly raised portions of a sculpture.

High relief- highly raised portions of a sculpture.

Primary- the biggest or most emphasized contours of a sculpture.

Secondary Contours- the smaller, less emphasized contours of a sculpture.

Volume- the 3 dimensional space something takes up.

Activated Space- the positive or used space of a sculpture.

Activated Space


High Relief



Low Relief



Primary Contours

Secondary Contours

Volume

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Line and Shape

Straight Lines: An edge or line without curvature.

Curved Lines: An edge or line that’s bent.

Vertical Lines: Edges or lines that run up and down.

Horizontal Lines: Edges or lines that run from left to right / right to left.

Diagonal Lines:  Edges or lines that are slanted.

Actual Lines: Edges or lines made up of actual matter.

Implied Lines: Edges or lines created by surrounding matter, or by fragmented lines or edges.

Sight Line:

Space: Dimension.

Presence and Absence in Space: Positive and negative space.

Opened and Closed Space: Space enclosed or opened.

Kinetic Form: Movement.

Proximity: Closeness.

Curved Lines




Vertical Lines






Diagonal Lines






Horizontal Lines




Implied Line


Kinetic Forms



Open and Closed Forms


Prescence and Absence



Proximty





Sight Line



Straight Lines

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