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This portfolio contains the design work of

MOLLY CHEN

Mountain House See last spread.


Perspective Studies of Stanford University Campus Advanced Painting and Drawing I, Palo Alto High School Mostly freehand: ruler used only for straight lines in line drawing, no use of compasses. Instructor: Kate McKenzie Pen and pencil; 18”x24”; 2010 Charcoal; 18”x24”; 2010


6-minute Contour Drawing from a Live Model

Advanced Painting and Drawing II, Palo Alto High School Instructor: Robert Dvorak Ballpoint pen, pen&ink, water; 18�x24�; 2011


Drapery Still Life Collage - Memory and Time Interpretation

Advanced Painting and Drawing II, Palo Alto High School Floating feather in bottom left represents the memory of time, lines in background represent flow of wind as time passes. Instructor: Kate McKenzie Charcoal, collage; 18�x24�; 2010


Reference Pictures

Collage Drawing of Rosslyn Chapel - Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland

Independent Artwork, Palo Alto High School Collage based on photos (by others) from actual site visit. Pen; 13�x17�; 2010


Abstract Painting Based on a Collage

Acrylic Painting summer course, Yunhua Fang Art Studio Loose interpretation of a strict and regulated collage (left). Instructor: Wendy Liu Acrylic; 11”x14”; 2009

Collage


Drafts


Printmaking: Golden Gate Bridge Abstract

Printmaking summer camp, Yunhua Fang Art Studio Accentuates the verticality of the Golden Gate Bridge. Instructor: Yunhua Fang (Printmaking major) Cardboard (matrix), printing inks; 8�x10�; 2011


First Iteration

Fourth Iteration

Second Iteration

Third Iteration

Sixth Iteration

Printmaking: Guitar Abstract

Printmaking summer camp, Yunhua Fang Art Studio Instructor: Yunhua Fang (Printmaking major) Cardboard (matrix), printing inks; 8.5”x11”; 2009


Fifth Iteration


Printmaking: Corner Abstract

Printmaking summer camp, Yunhua Fang Art Studio Instructor: Yunhua Fang (Printmaking major) Cardboard (matrix), printing inks; 8.5�x11�; 2011

Reference Sketch Reference Corner


Printmaking: Landscape Abstract

Printmaking summer camp, Yunhua Fang Art Studio Instructor: Yunhua Fang (Printmaking major) Cardboard (matrix), printing inks; 8.5”x11”; 2011


Photography around the College of Architecture and Environmental Design of California Polytechnic Institute - San Luis Obispo Shot with Canon Powershot S3 IS Adjusted in Adobe Photoshop CS4 and GNU Image Manipulation Program 1 Exposure 1/80 s; F-stop 5/3.5; 2011 2 Exposure 1/800 s; F-stop 5/4; 2011 3 Exposure 1/8 s; F-stop 5/2.7; 2011


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Topography Study Model: Los Altos Hills House In the office of Stephen Atkinson Architecture. Built by Stephen Atkinson and Molly Chen. Chipboard and foamcore; 18”x24”x18”; 2010


Zachary House Model

Designed by Stephen Atkinson of Stephen Atkinson Architecture Winner of the 1996 Progressive Architecture Award Built by Stephen Atkinson and Molly Chen. Chipboard and Acrylic Paint; 11”x10”x4”; 2011

Detail of Interior of Model


Detail of Underside of Deck


Plan of the Six Faces

Dispersing Cube Project

Independent Artwork 3D model/simulation of a cube in the process of exploding. Chipboard, Molding Paste and Acrylic Paint; 5”x6”x9”; 2011


“Kit of Parts”

Architecture Summer Career Workshop, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Explores properties of three materials plus cardboard. Instructor: Mark Cabrinha Cardboard, wire mesh, paper clips, rubber bands; 18”x12”x10”; 2011


Detail

Concept Picture of “Light Box”


“Light Box” Section

Architecture Summer Career Workshop, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Section explores architectural lighting of one feature from the light box; two pieces attached together solely by hot glue strands. Instructor: Mark Cabrinha Chipboard, colored paper, hot glue; 7.5”x6”x12”; 2011


First Iteration

Second Iteration

Third Iteration

Sixth Iteration


Mountain House

Architecture Summer Career Workshop, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Intended to emulate characteristics of the property it resides on, “defies gravity”. Instructor: Mark Cabrinha Black chipboard, string and bass wood; 9”x8”x7”; 2011

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