EMERGE | invited design proposal

I was recently selected as a semi-finalist and invited to present a design proposal for an art installation at the newly renovated Health+Sciences building at Triton College in River Grove, IL.

Goals: Create a responsive visual experience in Commons area celebrating the extraordinary contributions of faculty and students to broader community. Activate space with shimmering glass and encoded content with relevance to faculty and students in Health+Sciences building.

EMERGE | design concept 3@36”x84” | c Heather Hancock 2019

EMERGE | design concept 3@36”x84” | c Heather Hancock 2019

EMERGE | design concept 3@36”x84” | c Heather Hancock 2019

EMERGE | design concept 3@36”x84” | c Heather Hancock 2019

In Scan, abstracted text forms suggest the infinite creativity of language. Our minds are attuned to detecting pattern, scanning for relevant information and finding meaning in the world around us. I combined abstracted text forms with backgrounded imagery referencing biological process and systems. The color palette was taken from the colorways established by FGM Architecture. Simplified graphic forms offer visually ambiguous elements—ranging from synaptic transmission to electronic circuitry to a thriving vine. Abstracted text also drawn from the biological sciences provide vertical rhythm, encoded content and bold color elements.

EMERGE | design concept 3@36”x84” | c Heather Hancock 2019

EMERGE | design concept 3@36”x84” | c Heather Hancock 2019

Rendered in shimmering glass, this installation creates an endlessly dynamic and varied visual experience for faculty+students and visitors to the building.

additional art installation site | EMERGE 2@30”x60” c Heather Hancock 2019

additional art installation site | EMERGE 2@30”x60” c Heather Hancock 2019