Sculpting With Clay

clay_01clay_02clay_03clay_04Along with the previous exercises, our first real attempt on creating patterns in the landscape was with the use of clay. We were instructed to envision our sculpting tools as vehicular machines that would shape the land. By such processes, we were encouraged to mimic certain aspects of those machines, such as their movements and material placing. A machine could scoop up the earth and plop it elsewhere, or have it transported to another location. Machines would also need to work from a starting point, and depending on the design they would not be able to overlap previous areas. All in all, this was an exercise for us to understand the technicalities of real world applications and to prepare us for a design that would generate feasible patterns on Owens Lake.

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