Expressing sound in form made out of wood with multiple pieces and connections.
In the second project create abstract, non-representational wood form using multiples connected by joints (fixed or immobile), based on sound/acoustics, reflecting your feelings and emotions to the sound through 3D structure (waveform or sound bar is not visual expression of feeling or emotion, it is graphic representation of sound).
Sound has formal qualities just as any other aesthetic form such as repetition, shape, volume, balance, line, texture, color. Translate the sound elements into 3D form using wood. The form will have to be made out of multiple pieces joined together without the use of nails or screws (or other metal elements like hinges). Design and implement a connection system that best represent the sound elements and qualities through form. Use joints to connect the multiple pieces, you can use other pieces of wood as joints such as wood dowels, bisquits or pegs. . Nails, screws or hinges cannot be used. The connection in your project has to use only wood and glue
Important element of the project is also the surface of the piece. Common qualities of sound are texture and color. The project should reflect those qualities as well. You cannot use color pigments or paints to help you with the color tone of your form. Focus on the natural color of the wood you are using and bring it in the piece. To enhance the richness of the natural color, you can use wood polish or transparent stains (natural like tea or coffee) to enhance the quality of the wood but the wood grain has to be visible.
Structure and wood connections:
In most structures, connections are one of the most important, but least appreciated, components. Connections provide continuity, strength and stability to the structure’s individual parts to create cohesive whole.
In woodworking, joints provide connections to individual parts to create final unified form. Consider simple structure as wood frames, where four boards have to connect together to create rectangular structure. How would you connect these four pieces to create rectangular structure, give it strength as well as make the structure aesthetically pleasing? Joints traditionally consist entirely of wood parts hold together by it self or glue, but also may involve the connection by other fasteners. Of the failures observed in wood structures, most are attributed to improper connections design, construction (fabrication) or detail.
No smaller then 18”x18”x18“. The work has to be completely 3d ( not flat).
Only solid wood wood such pine, ash, oak are affordable and available at home supplies hardware stores. You can not use particle board, plywood fiber board or MDF! You can use 2x4 "construction" wood, but it often warps as it dries and its not considered as great for woodworking. you can also use found wood if its is clean (no dirt, mud, cement or thick paint on it) and dry! You can also use some more exotic and more expensive options such as cherry, walnut or maple, how ever they are more expensive and have to be purchased at specialty stores.
Supplies you will have to provide:
Tape measure, pencil, glue, sand paper of various grades. You should also invest in safety glasses/goggles that fit you. The wood shop has several but may not fit you perfectly.
Supplies provided by school: Wood shop power tools, handheld senders (but you need to provide your own sandpaper , drills, some drill bits ( not very sharp)