3DGL103 Structured Light:an Exploration of Large-Scale Monochromatic Fields of Light 3cr.
Creating large scale, site-specific sculptures, introduces a host of challenges to the creative
process. As with all artwork, starting with a conceptual framework (the idea) is at the root of
a project. Solving technical issues frequently requires cooperation between the artist,
engineers and client.
Students from various disciplines (3d, Architecture and Industrial Design) will work
with the instructor and project artist Daniel Clayman to create a suspended cable and glass
sculpture in the new Design Building. We will work with building engineers, glass suppliers and
MassArt curatorial staff to create this soaring visual statement, which will occupy much of the
three story lobby area. The students will be the crew; actually installing the sculpture,
scheduling help, paying attention to safety concerns, completing the rigging etc.
As part of the class, students will be divided up into teams to locate a public space that attracts
them and with instructor guidance formulate a proposal for a site-specific work. Students will
work through ideas, presentations, budgets and many of the other items required to operate in
this type of arena. These hands on experiences should set the stage for students’ future work.