Category Archive: Hayden Duench

Project IV: Final

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For this project I randomly drew Street Artist Barry McGee and mutant Azazel out of a hat. Barry McGee, a graffiti artist grew up in the mission district in San Francisco. Barry made… Continue reading

Project IV: Revised Site Model & Study Model

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For the fourth and final phase of this project we were to create a place of work for an assigned inhabitant, with the design of this place being influenced by our street artist… Continue reading

Project Description, Site Model & Study Model

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For this Project the artist I studied was Barry McGee, a street artist from San Francisco well known for bridging the gap between art in the streets and art in the gallery. During… Continue reading

Proposed Experience, Site Analysis & Material Connections

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For my proposed experience or atmosphere I wanted to choose a space that was relatively accessible but highly visible. I think these are the circumstances that Barry McGee worked with when he created… Continue reading

Project III Reflection

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For this project I was given an inhabitant, that being a mutant Azazel who is gifted with many powers but most notably teleportation. In short I was given the inhabitant and the artist… Continue reading

Azazel: Interpreting Work & Proposal

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Through defining what the meaning of “work” I established that Azazel’s goal is to free both himself and his brothers from the Brimstone dimension and that he can partially achieve this through his… Continue reading

Client Analysis: Azazel

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Azazel is an immortal mutant born during biblical times and former ruler of the Neyaphem. Taking a human demonic form, Azazel has red skin, an opposable tail, the gift of teleportation and hypnotic… Continue reading

The Thinking Hand: Essay

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After reading Juhani Pallasmaa’s The Thinking Hand I couldn’t agree more with the idea of a more multisensory approach to architectural thinking. It’s very evident in Pallasmaa’s series of eight essays negate the… Continue reading

Mid-Term Thoughts

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Overall I was pleased with my presentation for mid-term reviews, however there were some surprises and things I could work on. Upon completing my presentation I found that the Critics were interested in… Continue reading

Exploration Gallery

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Art for the Streets and Art for the Gallery

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The theme I wanted to tackle in this exploration was to define and emphasize the difference between art meant for the streets and art meant for the gallery. Throughout time, this theme has… Continue reading

Artist Analysis: Barry McGee

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Starting off with Barry McGee’s Bottle collection, a collection I chose to reconstruct in my last post. If you read my previous blog post you would know that Barry collects these bottles himself.… Continue reading

Barry McGee – Artist Reconstruction Project

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For my artist reconstruction project I chose to do a work by Barry McGee that is relatively ongoing and relevant to his every day life. Barry McGee’s unique collection of bottles have a… Continue reading

Barry McGee – First Impressions

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My first impression of Barry McGee was that he must be proud of where he came from and how he’s emerged. I think that it’s obvious through both the topic and the medium… Continue reading

Canal Commuters

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For my act of measurement I chose a landmark distinct to Ottawa used by Ottawa commuters daily, the Rideau Canal skate way. The Canal attracts a variety of commuters from first time skaters… Continue reading