Monday, April 27, 2009
James Denver 09
This piece works on the Gestalt effect as in the mind, the recognition of a whole image does not have to be perceived being made up of the parts that exist within it already. Basically the principle of the piece is that it was made to serve as an optical illusion. The impossible triangle can only be seen within a very particular line of site. The Hidden Impossible Triangle is meant to have the full visual/mental attention of the viewer because if the viewer is able to create the triangle in their plain of sight, the piece will shift from three 3-D pieces into one 2-D whole.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Esteban M. Pilonieta Vera
Aluminum, paint, ERW pipes, screws and bolts
A collection of 10 signs direct the public in an incoherent path with no definite end. The color and direction of the arrows intend to create a personal image of the nonexistent object or place that one searches after. In this space in particular, as one interacts with the piece, walking around trying to follow the signs, one might almost ignore or forget about the garden where they reside; this way commenting on the things we miss or ignore in our everyday lives while we try to reach an ultimate goal.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
wood, stamped text, paint, bolts
approximately 16" x 16" x 4"
My inspiration for this work comes from modelling kits that can be purchased and put together. These sets come with pre-cut wood pieces and usually a small bottle of glue. By following detailed directions and diagrams, you can make your own dinosaur, car, etc.
I am interested in this idea of piecing things together to build something greater. I printed the "directions" directly onto the pieces. Upon examination, many of these directions make little to no sense or have no relevance being printed on the piece (ie. "rear piece" and "top layer").