A. Symmetrical Expanded Square – Used the “square in a square” approach and cut out the central square. Gridded each quadrant and cut out a symmetrical peak. Cut out individual squares to “float’ each peak and break up the solid mass of the cut-out.
B. Asymmetrical Expanded Square – Cut out geometrical shapes (semi-circles and triangles) from each side of the square. Experimented with stripe motifs and splitting the shape in half before creating the mirror image. The result is an asymmetrical expanded square with some symmetrical elements embedded in it.
C. Rebel Square 1 – Text experiment playing with letter and number stencils. Did not mirror image everything (played with count me in/count me out juxtaposition). Several cutouts were not re-incorporated into the piece. Eliminated corners with some wonky cutouts. Piece still has a squarish feel because of the lines of text.
D. Rebel Square 2 – Used a circle motif as a starting point instead of a square. Played with varying sizes of a cell-shaped element. Did not mirror image every element along the edge of the circle and did not always produce a crisp edge due to the cell shape and where it dissects the circle edge. Did not always flip the element to retain cell shape as it crosses the boundary of the circle. Took all of the ring cut-outs and floated them randomly outside of the circular element.