This has been an exhausting semester. Each workshop was new, demanding and challenging but also equally enjoyable, stimulating and rewarding.
After some reflection I have come to the conclusion that models, drawings, films and architecture are not at all dissimilar. All are inextricably linked in that they are all drawn from creating objects which do not satisfy our needs but our wants.
Perhaps beauty is a strong word, but for drawings, models, films and architecture to be successful they must all be desirable- hence aesthetically pleasing. This can be achieved though careful composition, consideration of representation of forms and space, appropriateness of medium and techniques, representation and omission and balance and harmony of colour (to name but a few factors)- all of which can be achieved though thoughtful creativity and sharp, precise observation.