The Tower by Jeremy

After working diligently on my art piece based off the John Hancock building located in Chicago, I was able to create a piece that used the idea of a tower supported by x’s as well as incorporate the antenna into it. To build the tower out of wire that could support a light bulb and itself, I actually had the straighten out the wire as well as intertwine it with another wire. The wire was fastened to a clamp and I took a drill and spun it to straighten it out. I did the same with another wire to intertwine them. From there I created hooks at the ends of the wires and hooked them together until I had built my sculpture. The most difficult part was probably getting the sculpture to hang without the wires bending under the weight, but I was able to overcome this with experimentation of different wire widths supporting the frame of the sculpture.  Once I had finished the project, I was relieved that I had finished because I had thought that I didn’t have enough time to complete it. I believe this was due to good time management rather than messing around in the class room. I always focused on working, and I think that’s why I was able to finish a sculpture as big as mine. Now that I have done this, it’s another way of showing that if I allocate my time wisely I will be able to achieve goals that I didn’t think were possible. A lot like the last project; however, this is more focusing on making sure I’m productive whenever I should be. I think that I can incorporate this timeliness with other classes by always working whenever I have time. This will help me finish my work faster as well as make sure it is done on time.  I think a good next step would be pick something a bit more ambitious, I feel that my sculpture, although I worked hard on it, could definitely have been a bit more interesting. If I could do this project again, I probably would have gone for a more interesting, detailed, and creative sculpture, but what’s done is done. I feel like I went more for quantity rather than quality and I will strive to change that on the next project. I also think I could have been a bit more careful with measurements because my end product actually has a slight slant. Originally it was more severe, but I was able to go back and make it much smaller by shortening some wires that were too long. All together, I feel like I could have done a better job on this project and I do feel like it was a large step down in quality from my previous soap sculpture. I will try to make next project more interesting, detailed, and precise.

Inspiration from the John Hancock building

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Progress

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Final

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2 thoughts on “The Tower by Jeremy

  1. You can definitely tell from where your inspiration is derived. In terms of overall silhouette (while I would agree it’s maybe not as ambitious as maybe you wanted it to be) I actually like the simple x’s, as they create an interesting and complicated impression when taken as a whole with the white background. It almost gives the impact of a 2D drawing. This might be offset when the light is turned on, but it will definitely make for some great shadows, especially with the technique you used to strengthen your wires.

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  2. Jeremy, I really liked your project in the sense that is really replicates the John Hancock building. I also enjoyed the fact that even though the windows on your sculpture look like the windows on the Hancock, the structure of your piece is a little wider and shorter. I think that since the structure of your piece is different than the John Hancock, it gives a unique impression to the viewer.

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