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Posted in Motion || Posted on 2014-10-31 09:39:00
Sometimes, I see an incredibly inspiring piece like Herbert Bayer’s “Chromatic Twist”(1970), and my mind explodes with joy. The instant I saw that piece, I knew two things instantly: 1. I would have to make a GIF inspired by it, and 2. I had to have its likeness painted on the wall in my Lab at home at some point in the coming year. That painting will not happen today, but this post will.
This was the 6th in 12 designs that I created for my exhibition at UMOCA. Earlier, I posted a Light Compositing Variation which I almost chose to put into the show instead of this one, but I preferred to focus on the simplicity of how the diffuse shading plays across the curves as the shape twists and un-twists.
This GIF is one in a set named “Herbert Bayer Chromatic Twist Tribute”, a design I created for my exhibition at the Utah Museum Of Contemporary Art (UMOCA), which ran from September 19th until October 16th, 2014.