Category Archive: Shawn Duval

Final post: Documentation

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This project aims to design a place of work for Poison Ivy, with the help of the artist; Specter. From studying Specter’s works it becomes evident how his artworks are affected by the… Continue reading

Study models, detail drawing and development sketches

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Study models (first and second iteration) First iteration Second iteration   Detail drawing Development Sketches

Project description + sketches + model

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This project aims to design a place of work for Poison Ivy. To start the project, I was assigned the Canadian-American street artist; Specter. Then, I was presented to my super character, Poison… Continue reading

Experience, analysis and material connections

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Proposed experience photos and sound     Site analysis photos       10 Material Connections: Jute (string and burlap), Plants and Corrugated Card

Project Reflection – Poison Ivy

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When I first started this project I was assigned the artist “Specter”. From studying one of his murals in Chicago, I derived the theme of “dressing” for the reason that he would cover… Continue reading

Exploration + Preliminary Drawings – Poison Ivy

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My interpretation of Poison Ivy’s work is that she attempts to avenge nature in a way of promoting its growth in places where it is evidently absent. Her work usually takes place in… Continue reading

Client Analysis: Poison Ivy

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The assigned super character I got as a client was Poison Ivy, usually associated with the Batman comics. Poison Ivy was born Pamela Isley, a perfectly normal girl, daughter of wealthy parents from Seattle. She… Continue reading

The Thinking Hand -Essay

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  After reading Juhani Pallasmaa’s The Thinking Hand, the hand becomes more than just a part of the body. Pallasmaa, with the help of many other thinkers, describes the hand as a multiuse… Continue reading

Reflections of midterm review

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In last week’s review of all my work on Specter, I’ve discovered many things, some that I agree with and some that I do not. To begin with, the critics liked the aesthetics… Continue reading

Dress – Adding skins

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Exploration of theme- Dress

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For this assignment, we were asked to simply explore our theme. The theme I am working with is “dress”. I choose to work with this “dress-ing” because it was commonly found in most of my assigned… Continue reading

Specter Analysis

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The work I have chosen and reconstructed is an untitled work by my artist Specter. I like to refer to it as the mural of shirts. Unfortunately, I was not able to find… Continue reading

Reconstructing Chicago

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For this project we were ask to reconstruct an artwork by our artist. I chose the artwork above because it was the one that pleased me the most. There isn’t much information about this… Continue reading

Specter

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For this project I was assigned the artist Specter. When I first viewed his works, I was overwhelmed with the amount of creativity and cleverness this guy has. Gabriel Specter works his paintings, sculptures… Continue reading

The unconscious act of measurement

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When I was researching for this exercise my initial inspiration came from an inspirational quote I had found by Christopher Hitchens; “The act of measuring something has the effect of altering the measurement.” After… Continue reading