Saturday, May 13, 2017

EXPLORING THE TRIANGLE

As yet untitled sketch for artwork created while looking at rooftops,  Lori LaBerge  2017

Some of my recent work has consisted more and more of triangular shapes.Three recent sketches include the form. It was interesting to work on how the triangles relate to each other and the shapes around them. The rectangular bar entering from the right breaks into the bottom of the larger triangle creating depth. The smaller triangle could be viewed as abutting the triangle with the circle or could merely be seen as a section of a triangle peeking out from behind it. 

 as yet untitled sketch for artwork,  Lori LaBerge  2017

The above sketch was also based on buildings and skyline. Trying to avoid depth in the final artwork would be difficult. The sketch, in similarity to the first sketch, already appears to have depth due to overlapping shapes.

as yet untitled sketch for artwork,  Lori LaBerge  2017

The work above was developed from trees in various yards. The straight lines are a division of property. Variance of triangle shapes add interest while color and hooking direction will add more to the work as it develops. The line lengths need to be varied more.

 Architecture makes extensive use of isosceles and equilateral triangles due to their strength.  Each of a triangle's sides act as support for the other sides.


While in Scotland a few years ago we visited the Star Pyramid near Stirling Castle. The pyramid consists of four triangular sides made of sandstone. There are marble bible pages on each side and the structure is sometimes referred to as the Martyr's Pyramid. A chamber was created inside the pyramid before it was completed where a Bible and the Confession of Faith (the beliefs of the Reformed church) were placed.

 A ceiling forming both isosceles(above and below center) and equilateral triangles (on sides)

Two triangular rooftops at either end of a structure

If you wish to explore triangles and architecture more, enjoy some amazing examples by scrolling through Yellowstone  here.

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