Projects & Exhibitions
When designing I am always inspired by how a people will move about a space and interact with a particular object as well as each other. Gather is about creating a comfortable environment that brings people together and welcomes them to stay and interact with one another. It is about creating a space that is inviting. Each piece has features that welcome and aid in its use for a pleasant interaction between person and object. The pieces were displayed in a lay
This was my first solo exhibition.
Lumen + Lines
Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design Fair at Navy Peir in Chicago hosts 80 dealers, 35,000 visitors, and CONNECT, which is a student design competion. The University of Iowa participated through the direction of Monica Correia. A team of graduate and undergraduate students from the 3D design program worked in colboration with graduate sudents from the Department of Theatre Arts to design and fabricate an exhibtion booth that contained displays of student work, seating, and a canopy that was enhanced by a lighting design concept to simulate different times of day through different seasons. The University of Iowa tied for first place with Pratt Institute. Other Universites that compeated were Illinois Institute of Technology,
San Diego State University, University of Cincinnati, and University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.
State Fair Booth
The University of Iowa commissioned the 3D Design program to create a booth for the Iowa State Fair which is attended by one million people each year. Monica Correia and Chuck Romans directed a team of graduate and undergraduate students in the design and fabrication. The booth was designed to showcase the academic and sports programs and create interest through
innovative and interactive design. Furniture, flooring, and canopy structre were custom designed
for each of the four areas. A large main area had video displays, trophy cases, seating, temporary
tattoo application stations, poster bins, and an information desk. A storage space for merchandise also housed the four video displays. The Hawk Shop had custom shelving and displays for merchandise as well as a point of sale area. The final area was designed for photo opportunities with Herky, the school mascaot.