Upon looking at the brief, I was rather lost at the beginning. I am usually not the kind of person to create a series of works based on just myself. I usually like creating pieces that involve my views and interactions with a particular subject matter. So when the brief called for the limelight to be placed on me, I must say, I panicked a little. As such, I decided to get as far away from the problem of ‘me’ and took a little time to think about the direction that my works will take.
I have always been fascinated with the concept of, Trompe-l’œil. The idea that we perceive something due to the trick of the eye. Although this refers to things like perspectives and vanishing point, I quite like how it could encompass optical illusions as well. I have been fascinated by moire and Op Art in the past couple of years and I like to take the opportunity to include a bit of it here and there with my works.
Here is a segment of a packaging design that I did that incorporates moiré. I like how the lines spread and converge to create shapes and form that trick the eye into perceiving depth and lighting.
I have decided to pursue the direction of Op Art for these series of postcards and see what I can come up with.