"Form is the essential building block of design. It is a critical bridge between fine art, design and craft. Form elicits sensation, reaction, emotion and language and from language flows narrative and symbol, which them translates into identity, society, the political, commercial and environmental world" – Jon Sueda
Jon Sueda's studio class asked to defamiliarize with the form of the objects through image making process. My goal was to investigate a wide range of options – materials, media, properties and ideas and to create a narrative throughout this process of image making. This process influences my methodology, strategies and the dynamics in my creation.
We were each give two objects at the beginning of this studio class. I received a 6'' x 5'' mirror and a compass. Each week we had critiques of our image making process, and with the feedback received from these crits, we improvised our strategies for the following week. Below is the photographs of my image making process.
Although this assignment was simple it was frustrating to explore beyond their actual purpose. It took me many trials before I reached serendipity. I soon began investigating by collaborating different form types to create something unique and spectacular. The most important aspect of this assignment is to understand the form and the qualities of the object. Soon I leaned towards "pattern" making through simple objects. In these set of pictures I use mirror and reflective sheet to create these patterns.
While exploring the form of my object I discovered a reflection that I found interesting. Furthering my studies, I was soon able to master a simple sheet of reflective paper that could create beautiful reflections depending on amount of natural light source within a room space. I could control then the size of the reflections. Throughout my form studies everything that I created were through sheer mistakes which made me realize that mistakes are sometimes the BEST form of story teller.