Response to Steven's 2nd Proposal
- Here's an analysis that deconstructs your proposal. It identifies useful elements and at the same time points out areas to consider to avoid pre-concepts in advance of the work, break fixations and turn off unconscious default thinking.
Steven>Bach's Cello Suite No. 1>[Serenity + Peace + Fluidity]
I'm assuming that these three qualities also reflect YOU?
How will your design uniquely reflect this Bach composition? Or is it simply one of a million musical pieces that evoke human feelings of serenity, peace, and fluidity? Will you play this music when you present your design? How will you insure that each movement is synched with each change in Bach's prelude?
Fluidity>Mechanical Wave Movement>Wind Power>[Serenity + Peace + Fluidity]>Steven>Bach's Cello Suite No. 1
Issue: Attachment>String (assumes a hanging installation; do you really mean string or anything similar (e.g. wire, cable, rope, etc.)to it?)
This could be premature, there are other options
Although not said, are you eluding to the existing courtyard wall as your primary or only surface to which your kinetic design will be attached?
Pulley System>"A wheel with a grooved rim around which a cord passes. It acts to change the direction of a force applied to the cord and is chiefly used (typically in combination) to raise heavy weights. Compare with Block: a pulley or system of pulleys mounted in a case.">Block and tackle: "A mechanism consisting of ropes and one or more pulley-blocks, used for lifting or pulling heavy objects.
Issue: Rigidity? or structural integrity and the capacity of your design to withstand/resist what? Strong winds, torrential downpours, abuse? What about ductility?
Issue: Materials selected and incorporated into design...why immediately identify a recycled bottle? Is it because it already exists as a form fabricated from a plastic bottle? Is it because you want to re-use existing material as not to waste? Is it a windmill (or pinwheel) form that you've prematurely envisioned?