My process of layout is merely brainstorming with sketching.  These images are prospectives for  Minerals  series.
       
     
 Imagining compositions for  Minerals .
       
     
 As a general theme with several of my works, I transpose biological specimens with human produce.  Above is a sketch of corals, which remind me of architecture.
       
     
 Sometimes a drawing can confirm what is envisioned by the mind's eye.  This colored sketch may lead to fruition with functional materials.
       
     
 This image was doodled from my phone.
       
     
 A sketch for  Conscience .
       
     
 Rather than an aesthetic composition type of drawing, this sketch defines a calculated plan for  Conscience  and its cable "orbit."
       
     
 Superimposing sketches and model images to an installation site photo is crucial as a supportive document for jurors.
       
     
 Another phone sketch for  Surrogate .
       
     
 This model of  Molting Self  was a submission image for the Vinton Street art corridor in South Omaha.
       
     
 Layout strategies for assembled components become some of my favorite imagery.  I sketch these out to account for parts inventory when composing unique assemblages.
       
     
 This rough draft is merely a pre-approved blueprint template for a monumental sculpture proposal namely,  Seeds .
       
     
 A drawing for  Seeds .
       
     
 Without an available pantograph, I use basic arithmetic for enlarging  from a maquette model of  Little Vital Machine .
       
     
 Two drawings of  Jester .
       
     
 Installation sketch for  Jester .
       
     
 Even a list of materials and suppliers cannot be left out of my documentation.
       
     
 This photo is from my first evening at a residency in Nebraska City's Kimmel Harding Nelson Arts Center. My materials arranged in space is another example of my layout.  Copyright © 2019 Travis Apel
       
     
 My process of layout is merely brainstorming with sketching.  These images are prospectives for  Minerals  series.
       
     

My process of layout is merely brainstorming with sketching.  These images are prospectives for Minerals series.

 Imagining compositions for  Minerals .
       
     

Imagining compositions for Minerals.

 As a general theme with several of my works, I transpose biological specimens with human produce.  Above is a sketch of corals, which remind me of architecture.
       
     

As a general theme with several of my works, I transpose biological specimens with human produce.

Above is a sketch of corals, which remind me of architecture.

 Sometimes a drawing can confirm what is envisioned by the mind's eye.  This colored sketch may lead to fruition with functional materials.
       
     

Sometimes a drawing can confirm what is envisioned by the mind's eye.  This colored sketch may lead to fruition with functional materials.

 This image was doodled from my phone.
       
     

This image was doodled from my phone.

 A sketch for  Conscience .
       
     

A sketch for Conscience.

 Rather than an aesthetic composition type of drawing, this sketch defines a calculated plan for  Conscience  and its cable "orbit."
       
     

Rather than an aesthetic composition type of drawing, this sketch defines a calculated plan for Conscience and its cable "orbit."

 Superimposing sketches and model images to an installation site photo is crucial as a supportive document for jurors.
       
     

Superimposing sketches and model images to an installation site photo is crucial as a supportive document for jurors.

 Another phone sketch for  Surrogate .
       
     

Another phone sketch for Surrogate.

 This model of  Molting Self  was a submission image for the Vinton Street art corridor in South Omaha.
       
     

This model of Molting Self was a submission image for the Vinton Street art corridor in South Omaha.

 Layout strategies for assembled components become some of my favorite imagery.  I sketch these out to account for parts inventory when composing unique assemblages.
       
     

Layout strategies for assembled components become some of my favorite imagery.  I sketch these out to account for parts inventory when composing unique assemblages.

 This rough draft is merely a pre-approved blueprint template for a monumental sculpture proposal namely,  Seeds .
       
     

This rough draft is merely a pre-approved blueprint template for a monumental sculpture proposal namely, Seeds.

 A drawing for  Seeds .
       
     

A drawing for Seeds.

 Without an available pantograph, I use basic arithmetic for enlarging  from a maquette model of  Little Vital Machine .
       
     

Without an available pantograph, I use basic arithmetic for enlarging  from a maquette model of Little Vital Machine.

 Two drawings of  Jester .
       
     

Two drawings of Jester.

 Installation sketch for  Jester .
       
     

Installation sketch for Jester.

 Even a list of materials and suppliers cannot be left out of my documentation.
       
     

Even a list of materials and suppliers cannot be left out of my documentation.

 This photo is from my first evening at a residency in Nebraska City's Kimmel Harding Nelson Arts Center. My materials arranged in space is another example of my layout.  Copyright © 2019 Travis Apel
       
     

This photo is from my first evening at a residency in Nebraska City's Kimmel Harding Nelson Arts Center. My materials arranged in space is another example of my layout.

Copyright © 2019 Travis Apel