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3-D Design Sample 1

Section Score: 6

Rationale for Score

The variety of works demonstrates an excellent understanding of and engagement with 3-D design problems. 

In this Range of Approaches (Breadth) section:

  • All the work shows an excellent application of 3-D design principles to a broad range of 3-D design problems: installation, conceptual approaches, maquettes, occupied and unoccupied spaces, nested forms, contrasting organic and geometric forms, and the readymade.
  • The work clearly demonstrates original vision (works 3, 5, and 8), a variety of innovative ideas and risk taking (works 3, 4, 5, and 8), and a broad range of the elements and principles of 3D design.
  • The work shows a broad range of intentions and approaches including installation (works 3 and 4), conceptual approaches (works 3, 5, and 8), maquette (work 1), occupied and unoccupied spaces (works 1, 2 3, 4, 5, and 8), nested forms (work 2), contrasting organic and geometric forms (work 5), and the readymade (works 3 and 8).
  • The work as a whole is confident and evocative; it engages the viewer with visual qualities of verve (works 3, 5, and 8) and subtlety (works 1 and 2).
  • The construction of each form is technically excellent; materials are used effectively to express complex ideas.
  • The appropriation of a wide variety of materials such as folding chairs, bar clamps, classroom work tables, cardboard boxes, nylon stockings, wood molding, and a school hallway are transformed in the service of a larger personal vision.

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3-D Design Sample 2

Section Score: 4

Rationale for Score

In this Range of Approaches (Breadth) section:

  • The work shows good application of 3-D design principles to an acceptable range of design problems: repetition (images 1, 4, and 8), proportion/scale (image 2), unity (images 1, 2, 6, and 8) and balance (images 1, 2, 7, and 8).
  • The work shows a variety of intentions (installation, figurative, whimsy, geometric forms, and nature) and approaches (additive/subtractive processes, casting, fabrication), although ideas and technical aspects do not always work together (images 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8).
  • The work displays some confidence in use of materials (images 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, and 8), although, evocative or engaging qualities are not always present.
  • The work demonstrates good technical competence and use of materials. Technical aspects and articulation of ideas do not always work together in the craftsmanship and exploration of dynamic three-dimensional space (images 4, 5, 7, and 8).

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