That's what I heard this afternoon in studio.
As an addendum to my earlier blog, my professor assessed the final composition of our spatial analysis, pointed out a few strengths, gave a little criticism, and abundantly assigned everyone the task to forget architecture. Our goal for the rest of the year is to learn spatial relationships/understanding/manipulation...We are to create a new way of thinking (lines, planes, surfaces, projections, implications...) while becoming confident with different model/drawing media that we will use in the up-coming years. Okay, i'm comfortable with that. I think I understand it, and I know I'm interested. What has got me concerned is the artistic eye. That is also what we will need. Or is it? I don't know...What did she mean?
I was one of the few lucky ones who received positive feedback, and yet I can't get that art "thing" out of my head. Do I have it or not? When will I realize? How important is it? Is it innate, natural, something that you are born with? Can I develop it if I don't have it? How long will it pertain to architecture, or at least the roots of any aesthetically pleasing design?
One thing I am pretty sure of is that the architecturally artistic eye is not "free form." There is an order. It's not finger paint, collage, graffiti, fencing, or slam dancing. But it is, i know it is. Yet how do I differentiate? What's good, what's bad. What do I include? What do I reference, analyze, focus on???????