Build, fold, construct and deconstruct using exciting new and unexpected materials!
Vanya used new ways and materials to examine our built environment and structure in a playful and creative way. This discovery of building, folding, constructing and deconstructing had endless potential and many surprising outcomes of all shapes and sizes; Caves, towers, boats, forts, huts, tunnels, instruments all things hollow and habitable. Throughout the week the you explored many different shapes, techniques and materials. Every day started with a game to warm up and finish with something made!
First you had to make a bit of a mess to get your creative heads going. Clay, stone and sand are great for making a bit of a mess. You explored, exmained and tested some techniques.
Day two/ three and four.
Fabric, paper and card are incredible versatile and are now also being used more and more in construction; the simplest of shapes can hold the biggest structures. You tried some unusual building techniques, tried and tested by other artists and architects, anything from origami inspired structures to a house of cards or even wet paper sculptures.
Cones, balls and cylinders and making them stay….. this time you needed all your new ways and means to come up with solutions to new challenges.
Buckminster fuller and other smart people might have a few ideas. Armed with string, sticks and maybe a few sticky bits you came up with our final
sculptural masterpiece of the week applying all our knowledge and constructions skills.
Vanya Lambrecht Ward is a Collooney based artist. She initially worked in set designer before finishing a degree in fine art in Sligo. In 2010 Vanya Graduated with a MA (Art in the Contemporary world ) at NCAD, Dublin and currently works as a design consultant for small studio providing architectural services.