FinalPosted by: mvallejo on May 27, 2011
The inspiration for my final project came out of a collection of wedding magazines that I have been slowly piling in my bedroom over the years. What caught my attention where very dim color pallets and the fine detail that is shown. Within that detail, I began to notice pattern. To me, a pattern is a system. From there I began to notice textures and repetition, all in which i kept stumbling upon in my wedding magazines. Right there, I knew I wanted to work from with paper.
Working with paper seemed like a great idea. I wanted to be able to show pattern and system both through my work in a two-dimensional plane as well as a more tangible experience for the viewer and myself. I began playing with paper, experimenting with paper, I was trying to see what worked and what didn’t. I thought back to how it was that I came to the conclusion that this is what I wanted to do and it suddenly became clear to me. My mind tends to wonder off when flipping through a book. ANY book. I wanted to incorporate that.
Personally, the Canterbury Tales is a long and tedious book to get through. Almost impossible. It seemed like the perfect book to add to the project.
Somewhere in my mind I knew I followed a system. I do so in my routines. It only makes sense that the work we produce follows a kind of system aswel and although I have always done so, this class has really help me visualize this and make more sense out routines within my work.