If the designer wants to create a harmonious work of art, he/she has the choice of designing it symmetrically or asymmetrically. In the case of symmetry, the point of balance is in the centre; in the case of asymmetry, it is to the left or right of the centre, i.e. where the visual balance is perceived by the eye. If the theme of the task is determined by an inner dynamism, the designer will choose asymmetry as the type of order; if the theme is rather calm or shows little activity of the individual elements, symmetry is the more suitable type of order.
An asymmetrically arranged object. Dried stalks of miscanthus grass were inserted on an old tree stump, then the whole bunch was whisked and tied in the upper third like a sheaf. By incorporating additional details such as branches and old thick wood, a counterweight was created. Further loads in the upper third created a bending effect. Amazing how much weight the bundle of Miscanthus grass stalks could carry!
Even after several weeks, the object is completely intact and although a hiking trail passes by, no vandalism is visible. With increasing duration, however, the influences of the weather, especially violent winds, are clearly affecting the appearance.
The last picture shows that previously attached additional weights have been thrown off by the wind, the geqirlte shaft has straightened up somewhat. The work has thus almost completely lost its expression of tension and dynamism.
This completes the series of our workshops from the years 2021/2022.