Strong design solutions are rarely arrived at by chance and are often inconceivable without an evolutionary process of ideation. Carefully crafted messages that take into account how a reader interprets an image demand the skills of a designer who is in a sense a translator, visualizing abstract concepts in concrete form. My inquiry revolves around the process of representing a salt shaker through a series of visual studies using diverse methods of expression such abstraction, reduction, and stylization. The intention was to investigate the question; What are the limits and possibilities of visual expression in the representation of a simple object?. This project is beneficial to the design community as it reinforces the importance of hand, eye, and critical thinking skills working in unity in a profession taken over by the ease of the computer.
In Between Seeing and Representing: An Exploration of Visual Expression.
Undergraduate Review, 7, 63-67.
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