Susan Slesinger – Series#5 – From Blueprint to Building
I wanted to sum up the architecture series by showing how a building can be conceived, and the documents used to build it.
Initially, architects have different ways of creating their vision for a building. Some will start with very rough pencil sketches, while others will start with neat drawings or paintings. Some, such as Frank Gehry create 3 dimensional models, and make changes on the models before creating drawings. No matter how an architect conceives their project, most government authorities and construction companies eventually want blueprints to review the building and its details. Some pages of blueprints give overall information such as floor plans and building elevations, while other pages contain construction details. In former times all blueprints were hand drawn. Today many architects still create their plans by hand, while others use computer assisted design software, or even 3D design software such as that used by Frank Gehry’s firm.
Techniques: photo-transfer onto cotton sateen, painting. machine applique, machine quilting
Materials: Commercially printed cotton fabrics, digital cotton fabric, Tsukineko ink, cotton batting, Invisifil, 100 wt silk and 40wt cotton threads.
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