Title

Studio Apartment Series: Student Edition

Format

Event

Faculty Mentor Name

Merrill Schleier

Abstract/Artist Statement

The ideas of this project came from a series of abstract drawings that kept repeating in my work. The bright colors and interesting patterns found in textile and wallpaper design are one of my main inspirations for the designs in my series. After reading about the Art Deco period, I began thinking of furniture and home decoration as a possibility for my work. I want to create things that are interesting, colorful, and unique additions to a home. I think of home items as versatile objects that can be used in various ways. My goal is to create a line of products that reflect the same design scheme and go well together in a variety of ways. I am designing elements found in most people's homes and setting up a mock living space to display them. My project includes many different objects and accessories of various materials ·such as wood, fabric, and glass. All the objects have dark painted backgrounds and are adorned with my design scheme of repeated patterns and abstract designs. I chose to use metallic paints for the accent colors to give the pieces a decorative flair. I believe this elevates them beyond the everyday household item to create one of a kind "luxury" items. Instead of designing my own furniture, I have chosen to use acquired furniture and objects found at various thrift stores. I believe that in the wasteful society we live in, the recycling found in my work is appropriate and could serve to make a difference.

Location

Studio Art Building

Start Date

3-5-2008 1:00 PM

End Date

3-5-2008 5:00 PM

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May 3rd, 1:00 PM May 3rd, 5:00 PM

Studio Apartment Series: Student Edition

Studio Art Building

The ideas of this project came from a series of abstract drawings that kept repeating in my work. The bright colors and interesting patterns found in textile and wallpaper design are one of my main inspirations for the designs in my series. After reading about the Art Deco period, I began thinking of furniture and home decoration as a possibility for my work. I want to create things that are interesting, colorful, and unique additions to a home. I think of home items as versatile objects that can be used in various ways. My goal is to create a line of products that reflect the same design scheme and go well together in a variety of ways. I am designing elements found in most people's homes and setting up a mock living space to display them. My project includes many different objects and accessories of various materials ·such as wood, fabric, and glass. All the objects have dark painted backgrounds and are adorned with my design scheme of repeated patterns and abstract designs. I chose to use metallic paints for the accent colors to give the pieces a decorative flair. I believe this elevates them beyond the everyday household item to create one of a kind "luxury" items. Instead of designing my own furniture, I have chosen to use acquired furniture and objects found at various thrift stores. I believe that in the wasteful society we live in, the recycling found in my work is appropriate and could serve to make a difference.