This week, I explored using my designs as tool for creating the images below. I have used strategies and constant methodologies to arrive at these new visual language. The moments of dislocation is organic and sometimes repetitive. Organic is a pure and safe notion. And in most cases safe can also sometimes identity with the form of a circle, as it round, secure and within a confined space. The moments that we encounter becomes repetitive and it adapts to a cyclic process. Sometimes you can find yourself in the same situation more than once.The moments that we encounter becomes repetitive and it adapts to a cyclic process.
Sometimes you can find yourself in the same situation more than once. Using this notion of "cyclic process" I used it to my advantage as a design strategy to generate the below designs. In each of the designs, if, you closely take a moment and analyze you will find patterns of repetition of the moments that we experience as humans in society.
The first four images take on a definite circle shape and the last two images are blurring the lines of the notion of the dislocation and the breaking of the grid yet following the cyclic strategy.
I explored the laser cutting technique further from my last exploration. I like to push my limit each day as I generate new forms using different materials. When 2D can be given life (3D) the meaning changes sometimes and gives an avenue for newer dialogue to exist between the viewer and the design. This laser cutting technique has given me insight into how I can use my own design as a "tool" to create more designs and new fragments of meaning. This further helps in speculating the content even further and how dislocation can co-exist even within different mediums of exploration.
After sketching out the concept of the experience of an outsider, I received feed back from my panel (Leslie Roberts, Martin Venezksy, Brett Macfadden and my Advisor Scott Thorpe) to further expand on the idea. I started increasing the complexities of the forms and the size of the design. Although, this was a a long and mediatate process, I soon realised these art works became "one thing not like the other aesthic" which not only was time consuming but also limited as far as generating more designs using the concept.
This long and monotonous process informed me that a small section of a drawing can be replicated into patterns digitally and could save more time. Although my inital idea of "using hand-only" to make it as organic as the feeling soon disipated once I realised the amount of time it cosumed.
Exploring the digital realm and other materials are my next steps.