Wednesday, 5 November 2014


1 comment:

  1. OGR 06/11/2014

    Hi Jamie,

    Okay - so I'm a bit confused and frustrated! So, your travelogue describes this extraordinary place - an interior of polished emeralds and gold skeins - and your artist, Goldsworthy, is celebrated for his simple, mediative forms created from natural resources - and yet, you've pretty much drawn thumbnail-after-thumbnail of generic tower blocks, which represent zero design and seem strangely disconnected from what's potentially exciting about Goldsworthy and his sensitivity for materials and environment.

    To be very honest, I'm not satisfied you're working hard enough or indeed thinking hard enough to meet the true challenge of this project brief. I think those thumbnails were created quickly, mechanically and without curiosity, and thus bear no relation whatsoever to the purpose of this project, which is to get you to visualise something amazing in readiness for modelling it. This whole first unit is about designing visionary spaces!

    I'd like you to visit the following OGRs and reflect honestly on your own efforts by comparison - and then, when you've done that I want you to email me at because I'd like to better understand what's going on and if I can expect things to improve before the first summative deadline. So take a look - and I mean take a proper look - this isn't personal, it's just the quickest way for you to understand why I might find your current effort disappointing.

    So, yes - email me and let me know where you're at and if there are any issues I should be aware of that might be preventing you from engaging more purposefully with your studies. Be honest - that's always helpful. I look forward to hearing from you soon. In the meantime - go back to Goldsworthy, go back to his work and think again about how his work might be used to inspire some original designs of your own.