"Mozart 1" by Kenneth Snelson
Specifically, I was inspired by the idea of suspended objects, tension, and materials being used in unexpected ways.
My brainstorm was to build a clock held in place by a ring of curved wood. It is a somewhat abnormal use…Continue
Added by John Brunhaver on April 12, 2012 at 11:01pm — No Comments
I was inspired by my favorite childhood book, The Phantom Tollbooth. A main character is Tock, a dog with an alarm clock for a body. I decided to create my very own Tock since I wanted a nametag that was both meaningful and playful.
Since I liked the aesthetics of the clock, I wanted to use as much of it as possible. My initial idea was to create a 2½-d dog with a round cutout for the clock, a base that the dog…Continue
Added by Samantha Brunhaver on April 12, 2012 at 10:40pm — No Comments
The inspiration for my clock came from Piet Mondrian. I was introduced to Mondrian’s artwork while interning at Google. It was the name of the old code review tool and his artwork is featured in many of the offices.…
Added by Tarun Pondicherry on April 12, 2012 at 9:23pm — No Comments
... and not the phone kind. Or should I say "kinetic sculpture", since that's the artsier term for what I made. I was inspired not by a specific artist, although there are plenty of modern artists creating in the space, like the one below inspired by Alexander Calder.
My first sketches were based on works…Continue
Added by Brian Perone on April 12, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Although I struggled to decide who to take as inspiration, I finally settled on Andy Goldsworthy. He is a sculptor that focuses on using materials in nature. There is actually an Andy Goldsworthy sculpture at Cantor Arts Center at Stanford. The piece that I decided to use is titled "River Of Earth" …Continue
Added by Laura Eng on April 12, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments
My piece is inspired by Mayan designs found throughout Mexico. Many of the visual elements are derived from glyphs that symbolize the cyclical nature of life, revolution and rebirth.
I began the process of designing my name tag by first brainstorming artists who inspire me.…Continue
Added by Roseann Cima on April 15, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments