Transferring the knowledge gained from 3D sketching with paper, I created a digital model of my Journey Box using Google Sketch Up Make. Titled “Chance” my box adapts methods of chance and abstraction to create a collective of paths and planes that appear in many different shapes, forms and directions due to their begging’s. Initially begging as lines on a page and then becoming fluid strips of paper free to fall in any order possible. These strips were translated from 2D to 3D back to 2D before being re-enacted three dimensionally as Stair, Ramp, Bridge, and Floor.
The model of Chance can be found and explored on Dropbox in order to properly explore it as a journey it may be beneficial to “hide” the walls and ceiling in order to get an idea of each of the elements within and to view it as a journey and not just a box.
looking back at my research it’s hard to see how I came to this outcome because each time I look at my 3D sketches I draw up a different conclusion or lead as to where it could go, which what is so enticing about this process – even after you’ve looked at something once, you can see something completely different the next time you see it. Nothing is lost in the translating of 3D, in fact, I’d say there’s more to be gained.
Pictured above is a selection of sketches taken from my initial research into individual elements such as plane, stair, ramp and door. Looking back now at my research and development I find it increasingly interesting how “Chance” as it is, came to be. If I were to initiate this project again even with the same research pictured above I doubt I would arrive at the same outcome, this is because even now looking at the development I’m able to see new shapes and forms forming that I didn’t see before. Proving that this process is interesting and adaptable in its application and something I would enjoy adopting and expanding on in future projects.