Project : Echoes 2 (08.13.10)
My second installment in the Echoes project takes me to an image I took of the famed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. This amazing building was designed by one of the masters of modern architecture, I.M. Pei. I titled this installment “the Shape of Things”…to me you have to really take notice of the form of things around you. The things that my eyes are drawn to are composition, proportion, and contrast. I love the contradiction of the silhouette and color of this building in relationship to its surroundings. It is as much sculpture as it is a functional edifice.
I was inspired by each element of geometry that contributed to this elevation. I translated the elevation, borrowing the shapes at a very basic level, and then represented them graphically to create one element of a pattern. Seeing architecture in two dimensions brings a whole new meaning and appreciation for Pei’s ability to create a structure that serves as a landmark for the city. This certainly would not work for just any building.
Once again, I took the original graphic and “pulled out” the elements with interesting shapes and created new patterns. I wonder if Mr. Pei would recognize his masterpiece in these compositions?