Utilizing site-specific locations around campus, design an installation incorporating a color gradient. A gradient is gradual shift from one phase to another. In the context of color you will transition from one hue, value, or intensity or apply all three properties. This project is open for interpretation; as a result you are expected to present your on-line research and concept development along with your final project.



-plastic ware (cups, forks, knives, plates, etc.)
-fabric (bought,found, or used) 
-Dollar store items
-Found paper
-Found cardboard
-Various colored tape
-Painted paper, or cardboard
-Multiples of found objects possessing different colors.


Part I:

To understand the concept of gradients, organize your color aid paper into gradual shifting hues, values, and intensities. First, break them down into colors: reds, blues, violets, yellows,etc. Then break down those individual colors into warm and cools, for example, warm reds and cool reds, etc. Then break them down into tints and shades (values). In class I will show you how to combine one set of gradients into another to make 30-40 continuous packs of gradients.

Part II
Research the artists below and save images of interest. Additionally, make a file on Pinterest and compile images of interest that influence you (I will check these in class the following week).

Using your research as a starting point begin to sketch and develop an few ideas. Select your best concept and begin to make small models of your design (small portions of the design) to see if the design will work as you planned. This will also help you to see if you can develop the idea further or if changes are needed. If your models do not go as planned this could be an opportunity for further development (your idea should always be evolving). Opportunities present themselves when obstacles are present. Design and color options will be discussed in class as a whole and individually with the instructor.

Part III
Execute your idea. Issues often arise when you enter this stage, so give yourself plenty of time to complete your design. Remember to always be open to change.


must incorporate a gradient

Must install in a site-specific location approved by yours truly.

Artists to research:

Jen Stark
Jen Stark Video 
Ara Peterson
Holton Rower, The Hole Gallery
Holton Rower, website
Holton Rower video
Juliana Santacruz Herrera
Franklin Evans
Noriko Ambe , beautiful organic paper cuts 
Francesca Pastine
Maud Vantours
David Malek (Painter working in geometric abstraction, good for researching gradients and design)
Cesar Gomez (Digital artist who works with gradients and design) 

Oliver Marsden (single hue gradients)
Andy Gilmore (flat gradient shapes creating dynamic compositions)
Gianna Commito (good for design ideas)
Jennifer Omaitz (design ideas)
PIP and POP (creative ideas for design) 
Jim Lambie (installation)
1010 (murals, gradients)
Artists that work with neon / fluorescent lighting, Dan Flavin, etc.
Maya Haluk (geometric loose paintings)
Paul Demuro (geometric gradients, painterly application)
String and Text (DIY how to.... take this concept to another level)
Nicolas Grenier (painter and interdisciplinary artist, uses gradients)
Dil Hildebrand (painter, using various)
Gabriel Dawe (String)
Sean Newport (3-D color-gradient-wall piece) 
Felipe Pantone (3-D, mural, interdiciplinary) 
Felipe Pantone VIDEO 
Cruz Diez
Anoka Faruqee
Alicia McCarthy (contemporary painter)
Andy Curlow (painter)