As I move forward to figure out what I would like to design now that I have learned all about Barbara Hepworth and brought metal mesh into to the picture I can’t help but think that I would love to make something that draws you in. With the metal mesh in tension and other materail I would like to use lighting and percentage of transparency to encourage the eye to move in the direction your supposed to go.
As I was sketching and thinking the idea that jumped out at me the most was to make a entry sequence to some kind of out door public area. I came up with this sketch:
I kept playing while brainstorming with different ways to use this hallway inorder to make you feel as if you need to move forward into the structure. I see the materials being metal mesh on the left and polished wood slats on the right.
The next drawing I eventually came to was:
As I was draw the plan I realized that what I was trying do was make an entry sequence to an amphitheater cut out of a side of a hill.
As I kept drawing and trying to make structures grow together I went online for some influence and saw this sculpture:
This lead me to thinking that I can somehow shape the mesh to look more organic. One of the ideas for the amphitheater looks like this.