So I started thinking about this drawing process as I've gotten more and more involved in modeling these blobs of negative space in Rhino. It seems a bit odd to me to purposefully illustrate negative volumes of the networks we made.
The networks were never designed as a positive/negative space exercise. Also, the informational value of understanding the spaces seem like, at best, a rudimentary exercise in deriving one form from another.
Just a bit of the cart leading the horse in my (and a few other students') opinion(s).
I wonder how many of my professors might actually read this. Hope my grade doesn't suffer.
And for the record, I do value the ability to draw. This exercise is nice in that respect, but I think it'd be better use of our time to draw something where the illustration process would inform us about something significant within the design or design process. I especially find it annoying as I've always felt that drawings are documents to inform. They have a goal and point. In this case, the actually drawing itself informs very little. And the information that it does convey seems all but moot.
But what does it mean??