Spring 2013, Instructor: Florencia Pita, with Kevin Chen
Brutalist pop focused on design strategies that moved beyond field and look into one where figure and ground are blurred, shifting the burden of the object to become sculptural and unique. By blurring, shifting, stretching, object and ground will be adjoined.
We began with a monster built in Maya and compounded with more of itself to create a more complex initial mill. The added image is an image of the monster. The image is confused when stretched over the object, and the initial figures of both monsters is lost. We did too pulls over the initial form, one tight and one loose. The tighter pull explored the cracking of the paint, adding a third layer to the blurring of figure and ground. The loose pull stayed truer to our initial understanding of the object.