Foundation Project - Transition
With this project, I was encouraged to experiment with a range of new materials aside from chip board. I also wanted to move away from the use of rectangular forms so I decided to work with triangles instead. After a series of trials with different materials of varying textures, I went ahead with embossed card paper. The form had to have a dynamic quality while demonstrating a transition.
I showed transition in colour and in the varying heights of the triangular modules. By using two layers of card for each module I created a transition of colour within individual components of the model and maintained a consistency with the paper’s texture.
The form had to be symmetric so I started off with the centre and worked my way outward, gradually reducing the height of every module as I moved along. My favourite part about the form is that even though it is entirely symmetric, it looks different with every angle it’s placed in and stands in more than one way which was a
feature I certainly appreciated (can be seen below). Another restriction was that I could use only one other colour aside from the colour of the material. I intially worked with complementary colours (blue and orange) but it was too overpowering. I settled with blue and yellow since they still managed to complement one another without being too harsh to look at. Interestingly enough, when placed at an angle, the colours inside darken so the yellow transitions into a more pleasant orange and the blue gets relatively darker too.