I’ve spent the last 3 weeks immersed in the world of google sketch up. I’ve cried. I’ve smiled. I’ve wanted to punch my screen. It has been an emotional journey.
I’ve been completing the module – ‘Apply Residential Processes’ – essentially I have had to fulfil a brief for an open plan residential living/dining room; source furniture, space planning and creating a 3D render in sketchup.
A key part of the assessment was to draw spacial & movement plans from a birds eye view. I love seeing things from this angle. The view from the top is like no other. It somehow puts things in perspective, yet creates a sense of being removed.
Here are my very first google sketchups….lots of ‘room to improve’ (excuse the pun!).
Menno Aden is a very talented artist who has creates a series of artworks, based on birds eye perspective of interiors. He installs a camera on the ceiling of various rooms and takes pictures downwards of the interiors. The resulting images lay out space in symmetrical compositions that look like assemblages stripped off any kind of objectivity.
Behind his work is the notion of surveillance which is systematically played out by the artist to hint at society’s voyeuristic urge that popular culture has made mainstream.
All image above via Menno Aden)
Looking at things from a different perspective – can be inspirational. can create art. can lead to clarity.
Give it a go.
Happy Sunday Night.