Invisible Cities: Aglaura

Invisible Cities: Aglaura

“Invisible Cities” was the final project for Graduate Form I, which I completed as part of RISD’s 3-year MFA in Graphic Design. Tom Wedell taught the course during the Fall 2021 semester. The project required us to create a paper sculpture inspired by an assigned passage from Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities. Additionally, we had to model and 3D print a companion piece to our sculpture.

My passage described the fictional city of Aglaura: “So if I wished to describe Aglaura to you, sticking to what I personally saw and experienced, I should have to tell you that it is a colorless city, without character, planted there at random. But this would not be true, either: at certain hours, in certain places along the street, you see opening before you the hint of something unmistakable, rare, perhaps magnificent; you would like to say what it is, but everything previously said of Aglaura imprisons your words and obliges you to repeat rather than say.”

Full sculpture
Full sculpture
Full sculpture
Full sculpture
Full sculpture
Full sculpture
Full sculpture
Full sculpture
Sculpture from below
Sculpture from below
Detail view
Detail view
Detail view
Detail view
Detail view
Detail view
Detail view
Detail view
Detail view
Detail view
Detail of floor beneath sculpture
Detail of floor beneath sculpture
Detail of floor beneath sculpture
Detail of floor beneath sculpture
Detail of floor beneath sculpture
Detail of floor beneath sculpture
Detail of floor beneath sculpture
Detail of floor beneath sculpture
Accompanying 3D-printed sculpture
Accompanying 3D-printed sculpture
Accompanying 3D-printed sculpture
Accompanying 3D-printed sculpture
Accompanying 3D-printed sculpture
Accompanying 3D-printed sculpture
Accompanying 3D-printed sculpture
Accompanying 3D-printed sculpture
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