Friday, 5 July 2013

Reflective symmetry

Walt: draw patterns to show reflective symmetry.

Reflective symmetry is when it is equal on both sides of the line. For example if you look into the mirror or into water there's another you. My designs were based on Maori patterns. I chose simple Maori patterns because  I'm not a good drawer. The challenging pattern was the first one. The other two were quite easy. I need to work more on volume.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

The Bulford Kiwi

The Bulford Kiwi SJP 4 N1 2005

1. Where is the kiwi drawn in England?
The kiwi is drawn on smooth, green hillsides.

2. Explain the reason for drawing the kiwi?
It was the first world war, everyone was eager to go home, the only way to go was by boat. There weren’t enough boats. The men became tired of waiting. Then one of the officers came up with an idea of carving a huge kiwi into the slope of the beacon hill, above the camp.

3. Explain the process briefly  to make a hill figure. Use your own words.
You have to find the right site. Smooth, step hillside. It has to be easy to reach and you can see it from a distance.
The design was divided into a grid and marked onto the hill. People standing on the hill moved flags to adjust the directions they receive.
Turf was stripped to expose the chalk below. If the chalk is too deep below, chalk can be brought and placed on top of the turf. Nowadays white paint is applied.

What was their problem before they began?
The kiwi was tall and thin instead of big and round.

5. How did they care for it?

Soldiers shoot and march over it then it finishes at the kiwi’s head