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ALEX BRANSCOME Design Portfolio


CONTENTS Plaster Cast......................4

Threshold Study............12

Armature......................5

Color...........................13

Unit Wall...........................6

Sequences....................14

Spaces...........................8

Mixed Media.................16

16 Images......................10

Balance Block...............18


Plaster Cast Whitney Hamaker, Fall 2012

Armature Whitney Hamaker, Fall 2012

Working from a previous project, we took a small moment and drew an elevation. From this, I began sketching out 3D forms and extrapolating various parts. I then built a model of the negative space and poured the plaster, let it dry, and sanded the surface.

After completing the plaster cube, we were to create an armature, that is, an extension of the plaster cube that would hold and showcase the paster while still being it’s own new form. The focus of the design was around threshold and subtraction.

Plaster of Paris. 6”x6”x6”

Basswood. 9”x9”x18”.


Unit Wall Ryan Ball, Spring 2013 The goal of this project was to create a screen wall that consists of 50% void, 50% solid and reach a size of 8’x8’ when in three different formations. Starting on an individual basis, various materials and geometrics shapes and forms were explored before settling on a final proposal. As a group, we picked one design to explore possible design changes and material choices. Our 28 final units were constructed out of particle board, into which we poured six inch concrete tips. Plaster of Paris. 6”x6”x6”


16 Images Alice Chiang, Spring 2013 The goal was to create a sequence of 16 images that would carry a theme throughout tell a narrative. Digital.


Threshold Study- Lindner Center Ryan Ball, Spring 2013

Color Study Alice Chiang, Spring 2013

Working in groups, we measured a building on campus and drew a floorplan, ceiling plan, and elevations/sections. From there, we drew an abstracted axon and developed an abstracted 3D model to represent the promenade through the space.

This assignment was focusing on color and how colors work with other colors. Using two collor palettes (one monochromatic and one polychromatic), we were to recreate a photograph taken in Over-theRhine.

Ink on Mylar. 24”x36”. Basswood. 8”x12”x16”.

Photoshop and Illustrator.


Sequences Alice Chiang, Spring 2013 After completing the 16 Image Sequence, we were asked to represent some of the connections in a different way, using any drawing type and medium. Ink on Bristol. 14�x17�.


Mixed Media Alice Chiang, Spring 2013 After a trip to the Cincinnati Art Museum, we were to choose one art piece from the trip and represent the piece in five different ways, using various technique, both digitally and by hand. Ink, Colored Pencil, Photo Transfer, Prismacolor on Bristol. 8.5�x11�.


Balance Block Whitney Hamaker, Fall 2012 Using planes, the goal was to create a form that defines a 12” cube, creates space, and could balance on a four square inch base. Foam. 6”x6”x6”. Basswood. 12”x12”x12”.


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