Emotion Definitions 

– Playful

Orientation: horizontal

Balance: Radial balance because of how it gives off a more different and round type of pattern which goes along with the lighthearted vibe of playfulness.

Contrast: High contrast to show the liveliness of being playful. 

Movement: Most likely more towards faster movement because of the liveliness the word playful gives off.

Scale: More towards the bigger side because of how lively and joyful playfulness is. 

– Victorious: 

Orientation: Vertical because it can show success by having something move in a vertical direction toward the top because the top can show more power over the lower area.

Balance: Symmetrical because 

Contrast: High to show excitement of winning.

Movement: Slower because you’re in the moment of winning and everything is slow.

Scale: Big because winning can fill you up with a big proud happy feeling.

– Hyper:

Orientation: Vertical 

Balance: Radial to show movement happening all around. 

Contrast: High to show the high energy that is being hyper.

Movement: Fast to show high energy. 

Scale: Big and small together to create a sort of frenzied and hyper vibe. 

– Passionate: 

Orientation: Horizontal 

Balance: Radial to show a round soft sense that passion gives off. 

Contrast: high contrast because passion is something that shows strong emotion and high intensity.

Movement: Slow and flowing nicely. 

Scale: Big and round because passion is full of emotion. 

-Restfulness: 

Orientation: Horizontal to show peace and a laying down position 

Balance: Radial to show a soft round edge that can be felt with the peace you get with restfulness. 

Contrast: Low contrast because restfulness can be calm. 

Movement: Slow to have a tranquil feel to it. 

Scale: It could be either big or small. 

-Weak: 

Orientation: Horizontal because that seems more weaker than being upright and vertical.

Balance: Asymmetrical to show weak unbalance. 

Contrast: Low contrast to show weakness. 

Movement: Slow because it does not have much power. 

Scale: Small to give off weak vibes. 

-Broken: 

Orientation: Horizontal to show the pieces laying down and all broken up. 

Balance: Asymmetrical to show the scattered, broken pieces. 

Contrast: Low contrast to show weakness of being broken up. 

Movement: Things falling apart, fast or slow could work. 

Scale: Small little pieces.  

-Volatile: 

Orientation: Vertical/horizontal to show changing.

Balance: Something that can show a quick change in the shapes or movement.

Contrast: High contrast to show the frenzied vibe of changing quickly. 

Movement: Changing the motion rapidly, quickly. 

Scale: Could be many different sizes and could change a lot. 

-Confused: 

Orientation: Vertical 

Balance: Asymmetrical to show confusion.

Contrast: High because of the intensity that sometimes comes with confusion. 

Movement: Slow and fast to show varied somewhat confused movements. 

Scale: Varying sizes. 

-Anxiety: 

Orientation: Vertical. 

Balance: Asymmetrical to show tenseness of non-organization.

Contrast: High contrast to give a tense vibe. 

Movement: Fast and rapid. 

Scale: Big and small to show pounding motions. 

-Trusting: 

Orientation: Vertical to show the strong bond that trusting is. 

Balance: Symmetrical to show balance and trust. 

Contrast: High contrast to show the strong intense bond of trusting. 

Movement: Slow or fast and maybe slow to fast to show the gaining of trust. 

Scale: Big and powerful yet soothing. 

-Strong:

Orientation: Vertical to show high and strong power. 

Balance: Symmetrical balance to show power and unified strength. 

Contrast: High contrast to show high power. 

Movement: Fast and powerful.

Scale: Bug to show strength. 

-Languid: 

Orientation: Horizontal to show a laying down vibe of being weak and fatigued. 

Balance: Asymmetrical to show some weakness of not being able to pull it all together. 

Contrast: Low contrast to show weakness. 

Movement: Slow and weak. 

Scale: Big and droopy. 

– Exuberant: 

Orientation: Vertical because it would convey tall liveliness. 

Balance: Radial to show a lot of vibrancy and openness. 

Contrast: High contrast to show the high energy of exuberance. 

Movement: Fast and with energy. 

Scale: Big and full of energy. 

3D Cardboard Instillation

In my 3D Composition class we were put into groups and assigned to think up a cardboard instillation based off a metaphor we created.

My group had made a cardboard Mike Wazowski (me), Axe spray can (Josh), camera (Kayla), and crate (Philip) as our initial cardboard objects and we made up the metaphor “Island Of My Own” and went with a bedroom theme.

We thought the bedroom theme would work well with our objects and also that bedrooms can be your own personal oasis hence our “Island Of My Own” metaphor.

My object was the cardboard Mike Wazowski, and how we fit him into the instillation was since the character is from a movie that is about scaring children as night in their bedrooms, we had him sitting on our cardboard bed that I had made and with a little island drink to have him fit in with our island theme.

And speaking of the bed, that and the top half of the palm tree was what I had created for our instillation.

The bed was somewhat of a challenge because we had wanted it somewhat big, and making that all fit together (and stay together) was a bit of a challenge but eventually came together.

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I had started out with just two big cardboard panels and four side panels that I used to make the base mattress part of the bed. And after that I added the legs at the bottoms to make it stand, and then layered on cardboard for the blankets and Kayla made the pillow (which isn’t in there pictures though.) 

As far as working in a group, we hit a few bumps due to some not being able to show up to class. But overall I felt we all came together to make a great instillation and I’m proud of how we were all able to make it work despite those few bumps. 

And here is our finished instillation as well as our video of installing:

  

2D Instillation Critique

Collaborating on a wall instillation that consisted of only strings and push pins was definitely the interesting task. 

What we ended up with was a whole wall filled with abstract shapes of all different shapes, sizes, and thickness. 

We had to use many of the things we learned in class but also emphasize creating a foreground  and background. Things such as layering the strings around to shapes go have them appear thicker to putting some thin strings up there to create objects that appear closer and farther away.

There were many giant and smaller shapes to try to help unify the piece as well as shapes becoming extended off of the wall and tied onto something else such as another shape or a fence/railing nearby. 

Overall the prices does have some very good areas where the shapes are fascinating and come together well but as a whole piece it still somewhat seems that it did not all form together. 

There would be areas especially on the right side where areas alone by themselves would seem to fit together and unify well but as far as those individual areas unifying together it didn’t seem as much of a whole. But overall it was an interesting pieces to view and I feel was pleasing to see in the art building. 

And as far as working together as a group, I thought it was very interesting to see what we would all do together a considering how many of us there were. It was definitely elaborate and it helped to be able to take things down a re-edit to try to make it as aesthetically pleasing as possible. I thought that even though some parts didn’t unify all together as well the end product still came out looking very interesting and cool.