The Exploration assignment was to create designs that graphically showed the following.
Order: an authoritative direction or instruction; command; mandate.(Dictionary.com)
I decided to go a little more direct with my designs this time since before we were restricted to keep things non-representative before. The exploration was more to define the word than a element of Design; therefore I chose to create a spaceship like object heading towards a seemingly circular object with authoritative direction. The object however is designed completely of identical squares each rotated 10 degrees until the process started over again.
Congested:to fill to excess; overcrowd or overburden; clog.(Dictionary.com)
This design uses contrast to emphasis the congested side. On the left we see 5 shapes which have the freedom to move freely and are illustrated to display motion and direction. On the right was see lots of the squares congested and so cloase together they’re resticted from motion.
Increase:to make greater, as in number, size, strength, or quality; augment; add to.
This design represent the commonly seen Fibonacci sequence seen in Nature, where the pattern takes the previous two pieces height and width and then adds them together to get the next increased piece. Repectively in this piece 0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13, etc…
Playful: full of play or fun; sportive; frolicsome. (Dictionary.com)
This set of squares depicts two square people throwing a group of squares back and forth in the classic let’s play catch scene between kids. Again the “ball” is a set of squares rotated each 10 degrees more than the last to create a circular illusion.
Bold: not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger or rebuff.
This piece includes a square man boldly walking across a tight rope between two high objects. This creates a bit of tension but is eased by the fact that the “rope” is between the “Square” and gravity. See next piece for tension.
Tension:mental or emotional strain; intense, suppressed suspense, anxiety, or excitement.
Although the piece is only slightly modified from the bold piece I like that the small change creates so much tension and anxiety in the picture as the “square begins to fall from the high height.
PS. No squares were harmed in the illustration of these designs.