Mr. Jon Rees
<b>Department: </b>School of Art<br><b>Research Area: </b>Exploration of the language of architecture (Form, Space and Light) as it relates to glass sculpture, while also investigating the link between digital technology and traditional analog processes.<br>
Department: School of Art
Research Focus: Exploration of the language of architecture (Form, Space and Light) as it relates to glass sculpture, while also investigating the link between digital technology and traditional analog processes. The methodology for this research involves research of architectural typologies, abstraction, and the generation of 3D models and prints which will be transformed into glass through various glass processes. In addition to exploring the language of architecture, I’m interested in the juxtaposition of marks made by 3D technology processes with marks made by traditional hand-crafted glass processes.
Potential Student Project(s):
- Architectural Typology Research and Presentation
- Familiarization with Rhino 3D design/modelling software through LnLearning Video Tutorials (If unfamiliar)
- Creation of a Sculpture or Installation based on research
Attributes/skills/background sought in undergraduate:
- Interest in Art &/or Architecture
- Interest in 3D Modelling & Printing
- Interest in the material of Glass
Mentoring Plan: Students will meet with me to discuss research methods and content related to the topics outlined above. We will meet two hours a week for the first month to discuss research progress and technical learning of 3D software. One hour a week for the first month will be dedicated to introducing the student researcher to glass art processes that are applicable to this research. The remainder of the student’s time for the first month will be dedicated to research on their own with the intent of developing their own research agenda related to art and architecture. The student will also utilize this time to become familiar with Rhino 3D if it is unknown to them.
Beginning in the second month, I will work with the student to formalize their own research focus and goals related to Art, Architecture, and Glass. The student researcher will spend 2-3 hours a week for the remainder of the semester developing their own research into these topics and the other 2-3 hours a week meeting with me and assisting with aspects of my research related to technical processes as a mode of becoming proficient in those processes. There will be a weekly discussion of research through collaborative conversations and writing.
Contact: 585-313-3392, Glick Center for Glass