Project Notes
Ambiguity is a study of architect Antoine Predock's Nelson Fine Arts Center in Tempe, Arizona. The ambiguous forms, shapes and textures of the almost featureless stucco exterior intrigued me as a designer. I exploited these minimalist characteristics by compressing many of the three-dimensional architectural elements into two-dimensional graphic planes. By observing how the structural lines intersected from various vantage points, I often tried to confuse the viewer's perception of foreground and background. My pastel color palette is inspired by the building’s southwest geography and was a challenging visual departure from my previous monochromatic approach to abstract architecture.