Some art work that I have completed recently…..
Those who have been following my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/EthaArchitecture) may have noticed that I am undertaking a design competition called Sky Pavilion. It is to be set into a public garden space in London, England. I started a sketched in my sketch book and created these shapes/images.
I like the way they flow and contrast and how they create unusual shapes and almost spaces which could be built. I was lead by my eye tried not to think much about what shapes I was drawing. It was quite fun.
Then we had a storm sweep across our house and I managed to take this photo, and I thought perhaps I could create a feeling of what the sky is to us here in Australia to show it to those living in London. I combined the artistic sketches that I had been drawing with the photo of the sky and came up with this artistic interpretation of the sky. I really liked how the image felt so I have explored how it could influence the Sky Pavilion.
Perhaps the billowing clouds could be soft curved seats that people could sit/lie on to look up at the sky? The wispy sky in the background could rise up above the seating creating shadows and filtered light below and perhaps something to look at on one of those overcast London days lol.
A ramp leading up to the sky could have a sunray balustrade leading views from the ground back up towards the sun.
Here I have played around with bringing the element together into a Pavilion Space. I don’t think we are at the final design yet but I like the direction that its heading.
This is hopefully what the Sky Pavilion would feel like if the plan is used. What do you think? I would love some input!!!! Please leave a comment below or comment on my Etha Architecture facebook page as I would love to know your thoughts……
As my first child grew from a new born baby into the first signs of movement I realised that I would have to baby proof my house. I had all my Jewellery displayed in my top draw of my bed side table- the perfect height for a toddler. Something had to be done!
I wanted to be able to see my Jewellery so I knew what I had quickly when I needed it before rushing out the door, or to survey when styling an outfit for a night out. I also wanted to keep the pairs of earrings together- one would always go missing.
I noticed that other Jewellery displays used mesh to hang earrings on, so I thought of putting mesh up on my wall. I needed however to include some design into what ever I placed on the wall- so I set about sketching some shapes, shapes that felt nice to me and that I would like to have up on my wall. As you can see I still have a lot more ideas
It soon occurred to me that want I wanted was not just a function display of my Jewellery but a sculptural art piece- one that would be functional and ever changing as my Jewellery collection expands and gets re-arranged.
I had so much fun designing these Sculptural Jewellery Displays that I decided to make some for my friends too. I even made some Kids ones, with plenty of room for hair clips!
I am still yet to design a very large one for myself exactly how I want it but I will- it will be designed to fit perfectly on a feature wall in my bedroom in our new house! I cant wait 🙂
Some of these shapes are ones that I would love to include into my architecture. Especially the organic shapes, as we are shaped organically, it stands to reason in my mind that we would feel better in a space that was shaped like this as compared to a square box- hopefully one day I will be able to explore this further……..