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Frames (experiments on methods I)

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And now for something completely different.

I have recently started a side project of conceptual pieces, ranging from sculptures to installations. Here is the first of the series called Frames. The piece is composed of a simple white frame and is attached to glass windows of Art Center College of Design without any visible fixtures. Putting a frame on an existing windows has a number of interesting phenomenas. First of all, it passively lures viewers to look where they normally wouldn't have. Secondly, the frame creates a visual trick in exaggerating depth. I've heard people say, "Wow, it looks three dimensional." Obviously, everything you see is. It also helps start a discussion on the definition of "art". As a designer I have always found the fine lines that surround art interesting. Is framing a beautiful, random, and natural composition of branches art? Numerous people have come to me and said "yes" to to that question. I'm still exploring.


 
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Branch Composition 1

This was the first piece installed. Due to the popularity, more were installed in the following week. The frame was purposefully designed in white to contrast with the completely black architecture of the environment. In order to validate the work, I created a parody information label using the official gallery label design of the college. By doing this, the work automatically became a part of the school's gallery while questioning its validity and authority.

 
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Branch Composition 2

 
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Scenery 1

 
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Tree 1