The inspiration for this project came from my love of shoes, which is probably rather obvious. The objective was to illustrate vocabulary that related to design. Having never before taken an art class, and coming from a career and interest in mathematics (construction estimating), it was a blast to explore my creative side. There are 24 in no particular order.
Concept: Unexpected. The shell is a rectilinear shaped concrete structure with a front curtain wall, two front entrances and two side entrances. To provide something unexpected for the customer experience, I introduced quadrangles and non-ninety degree angles, with a slightly off-center, angled path of travel. Custom seating, tables and counters offset from each other at angles directed the circulation in a clear path. Overhead quadrangular clouds of varying heights, thicknesses and warm colors added to the unexpected theme. Finally corrugated metal, reclaimed brick and reclaimed wood, are set against the rich cherry wood casework to frame up an unusual, but comfortable atmosphere.