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Visual Distortion

January 29, 2019

For this project I intend to branch off the 'deconstruction reconstruction' theme into a 'visual distortion' idea. In doing this I will be getting new inspiration and ideas however will still be referring back to my early imagery. Rather than just looking at the exact same images I wanted to take them one step further to try and inspire some new an exciting ideas, whilst still remaining true to the initial inspiration and ideologies. 

 

I started to digitally manipulate my images to fit into the visual distortion idea, a few are shown below. 

 

 I feel these really relate well to the images in the previous blog post. In particular the repeated and organically shaped lines that almost seem to create distorted patterns. In looking at these I can pick out so many different forms and basic linear shapes. I had originally created these images in full colour however felt that the full colour versions detracted away from the beauty of the distorted lines. 

 

Moving on from these images I wanted to then deconstruct the idea even further and start to translate these images into more 3D forms. 

 

 These paper samples allowed me to see my inspiration in a new light and see what was actually going to be possible taking the idea forward. I really like the idea that these have been made using images of the buildings I photographed, once again staying true to the initial inspiration - the idea of the story of the buildings being revealed and told.

 

Since making these pieces I have produced many digital and physical sketches to try and convey this idea of visual distortion. 

 

 My intention was to really simplify the shapes and forms and focus on the individual lines and structures. In particular I liked how the pieces cross over one another to create both dark areas and a much tighter form. 

 

Below are just a few more digital sketches to help visualise the direction this project is going in and also possible ideas to try in the future.