Triptych Assignment

  1. Project Description:

Create a triptych with these requirements:

Sculpture Students: one part will be a found object, one part will be made entirely of wood, one part will be made of metal.

A triptych is a work of art that has three separate pieces that are visually and/or thematically related, but which do not physically touch.

Below is a list of possible project themes that you can use in developing your ideas.

  • Metaphors and symbols
  • Memory and/or dream
  • Systems and rules
  • Science and technology
  • Multiplicity
  • Mapping
  • Language
  • Environment
  • Narrative and sequence
  • Change and motion
  • Time (linear and non-linear)
  • Identity
  1. Learning Objectives:
  • To explore special issues of working in large scale (time, cost, connotation, etc).
  • To develop an understanding of how meaning in art is generated through the relationships among the artist, the art, and the viewer;
  • To learn to link varied materials together through the connotation of the objects;
  • To cultivate the ability to explore, research, and develop personal ideas and themes;
  • To develop a system of sketching and drawing methods that will allow you to investigate, conceptualize and bring ideas through to a finished project;
  • To use drawings and maquettes to develop ideas and forms;
  • To learn to choose appropriate fabrication techniques to realize ideas;
  • To develop an understanding of the principles and elements of design and begin to apply them effectively in your own work;
  • To develop a vocabulary of the principles and elements of design and the ability to use it in discussing and writing about art.
  1. Project Terminology: Triptych, Found objects, Made objects
  1. Required Materials & Supplies: Steel is available for Sculpture; everything else must be supplied by you.
  1. List of Artists: Bring in examples of diptychs or triptychs on tuesday to share with class.
  1. Sketchbook/ideation process requirements: Sketchbook will be turned in and should reflect significant time spent on ideation process.
  1. Weighted Grading Rubric:
    • 40% Sketchbook;
    • 10% Maquette
    • 50% Full Size Piece
      • 15% Triptych pieces are visually linked
      • 15 % Triptych pieces are thematically linked
      • 10 % Dynamic composition
      • 10 % Contrast (form, texture, size, color, etc.)