I tried to communicate air’s characteristics of being light, pure and invisible by using acrylic as a main medium with minimalistic approach. This project began with designing twelve different two dimensional compositions under the theme ‘Air’, then taking six of them to translate into three-dimensional pieces.
Featured at Art Center Gallery
From May 10 – August 16, 2012
I tried to think what is the element that is equivalent to air in the field of design, and thought it was typography. Typography like air, it is everywhere around us yet we often fail to acknowledge and appreciate how beautiful they are. Baskerville ‘g’, as many graphic designers consider the most beautiful type, was left as the negative space as a metaphor for air being an element that is always filling the negative spaces in the world.
Emphasis by Anomaly
The pattern was translated into a three-dimensional piece by cutting each of the patterns into different size circle acrylic pieces and stacking them together. Used sandwich construction to have both sides represent the theme and to add depth.
Art Canvas, Textured Papers
This was a conceptual piece that didn’t have a specific composition. It is aimed to represent the freeness and the lightness of the air by taking a translucent organic paper, cutting and bending it to create a three dimensional form that feels to be expanding and fading. I tried to build this piece with as little construction as possible to keep the piece feel ‘free’ as possible.
Acrylic, Mirror, Fishing Line
To show the dynamic character of air, that it is always moving; I tried to visualize air’s movement by creating dynamic and gestural sculpture using bent acrylic. Each bent acrylic pieces are held by fishing lines to maintain the feel of lightness.
I picked feather as a medium to create front side of this piece, because of objects such as feather, we are able to see that the air is surrounding and moving around us. On the backside, the pattern used in two-dimensional composition was engraved by using light laser vector cut.
Emphasis by Position
Acrylic, Translucent Paper
This piece forms perfect emphasis by position when it’s viewed from the top with the acrylic rod as acting as the emphasis point. And when it’s viewed from the side, it forms rhythm composition as the circles wraps and climbs around the acrylic rod.