Inspired by the crazy and beautiful side of mental disorders, I was trying to achieve unusual and wild beauty by imagining what people's brain look like and from their perspective, what the world looks like.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This is a series of prints I made for one of the most important person in my life. I've been accompanied and experienced a lot with her until she recovered from depression. My aspiration is using my strength of art to encourage people like her, and inspire people to see the beautiful side of mental disorder.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Unusual Beauty attempted to show a variety of prints inspired by mental disorder in a contemporary and cheerful color way. My hope is to give audience a optimistic vision to what had been passively seen.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in Jan 2016 and finished in March 2016 in Philadelphia
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Graphics and Visual Communication Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The pattern were initially made in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Cinema 4D. Then the final composition was manipulated in Adobe Photoshop.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
54 x 54 Inches 300 dpi, RGB
design, print, unusual, iridescence
The design research included a wide research base, including books, films and psychology courses, as well as a variety of communications with patients and people whose friend or family have mental disorder.
The challenge definitely was how to think from their perspectives and translate into an unusual however aesthetic form. The Unusual Beauty collection explores concept in two directions: the illusion vision created by people who have mental disorder like OCD- camouflage text, melting metal and glitchy art effects; and playful looks of brain and nerves- exploding brain, twist mind.
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Copyrights belong to Kaijie Chen, 2016