My aim with this piece of work was to take common urban furniture – ‘the ordinary’ – and through art; transform, manipulate and simplify shapes and forms into an installation – ‘the extraordinary’. Thereby giving the viewer something to recognise in the here and now and observe on their return to the urban environment. Plus, the aesthetic beauty and necessity of street furniture in the future. Taking my inspiration from everyday, omni-present street furniture and road markings and their presence in varying weather conditions, I took forward a concept that would mix both two dimensional values with three dimensional forms to create a project based on signage, and environmental design.
Using primary source photographs, I scanned the images into a laptop and simplified them using Photoshop. I then printed a hard copy on acetate which was used to produce the screens. Using these screens, I printed onto flat sheets of Perspex which when completed, I modelled into cubes using Tensol, a solvent based glue.