Irreducible essence of three New Zealand birds
Exploration into symbols, typographic markmaking and publication.
This project was an AUT University Assignment.
The brief: "Choose three animals. Explore their forms and depict the three animals in a variety of series. Next, experiment with integrating and merging the forms. Finally, represent them with a chosen media."
My animals were the Kea (mountain parrot), Piwakawaka (fantail) and Kotuku (white heron). Development of a series of these birds involved form explaration, patterns and tessellations, organic strokes vs geometric shapes.
I then explored integration and merging of two or three of the birds into symbols and pictograms.
... and using shadows and depth as a medium.
All workings and discovery reflected in three, hand-bound publications.
Final pictogram resolution
Combination of the kea and kotuku in circular motion. Created usng shadows, photography and photoshop.