Title

OPTICAL RENOVATIONS

Lead Author Major

Studio Art - Photography/Sculpture

Lead Author Status

Senior

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Faculty Mentor Name

Daniel Kasser

Faculty Mentor Email

dkasser@pacific.edu

Faculty Mentor Department

Art and Graphic Design

Abstract/Artist Statement

Optical Renovations explores the intersection of photography and sculpture, the transformation of photography from a two-dimensional to a three-dimensional art form. My artworks incorporate the principles of Cubism and Minimalism art theory through techniques derived from collage and mathematics. Pablo Picasso and David Hockney are the two most prominent artistic influences on the development of the Optical Renovation series. My final artworks use multiple photographs that have been collaged together. They are designed to display perspective changes and unusual interpretations of the world.

Converting a flat photograph(s) into a three-dimensional sculpture creates a dynamic, inventive presentation for the medium of photography. Applying mathematics became essential to the early stages to my project. The Optical Renovations series grew out of learning to write mathematic proofs and a desire to understand the relationship between intersecting geometric planes of a three-dimensional object. The proofs that I developed enabled much greater control and consistent pathways to my aesthetic and formal intentions for the finished artworks. Each plane featured in my artworks uses a single or series of photographs to depict my subject matter. Following through with the principles of Cubism, I am able to simultaneously present multiple perspectives of an object.

The subject matter of Optical Renovationsis derived from the natural landscape. My interpretations of the world range from familiar and simple to severely abstracted. In essence, these artworks are what I have made of the world that I see through the camera. They are inventions. They maintain a strong connection to the real patterns and color tones found in the world, but interpreted and executed with a digital cubist twist — a fresh insight into the extraordinary world we inhabit.

Location

Reynolds Gallery

Start Date

19-4-2017 12:00 PM

End Date

13-5-2017 6:00 PM

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Apr 19th, 12:00 PM May 13th, 6:00 PM

OPTICAL RENOVATIONS

Reynolds Gallery

Optical Renovations explores the intersection of photography and sculpture, the transformation of photography from a two-dimensional to a three-dimensional art form. My artworks incorporate the principles of Cubism and Minimalism art theory through techniques derived from collage and mathematics. Pablo Picasso and David Hockney are the two most prominent artistic influences on the development of the Optical Renovation series. My final artworks use multiple photographs that have been collaged together. They are designed to display perspective changes and unusual interpretations of the world.

Converting a flat photograph(s) into a three-dimensional sculpture creates a dynamic, inventive presentation for the medium of photography. Applying mathematics became essential to the early stages to my project. The Optical Renovations series grew out of learning to write mathematic proofs and a desire to understand the relationship between intersecting geometric planes of a three-dimensional object. The proofs that I developed enabled much greater control and consistent pathways to my aesthetic and formal intentions for the finished artworks. Each plane featured in my artworks uses a single or series of photographs to depict my subject matter. Following through with the principles of Cubism, I am able to simultaneously present multiple perspectives of an object.

The subject matter of Optical Renovationsis derived from the natural landscape. My interpretations of the world range from familiar and simple to severely abstracted. In essence, these artworks are what I have made of the world that I see through the camera. They are inventions. They maintain a strong connection to the real patterns and color tones found in the world, but interpreted and executed with a digital cubist twist — a fresh insight into the extraordinary world we inhabit.