Trompe L’Oeil

The CDC Design Project (worth 15%) required us to have a go at trompe l’oeil. Using electrical tape and imagination, we, in groups of 4 set about vandalising the building in which the PD studio is housed with some guerilla art work.

My group, myself, Caoimhe, Lorraine and Safa decided to use the tape to continue a stairway and this was the result (picture angle slightly off because I’m shorter than the average)

Trompe L'Oeil

We went through ideas like having a ball rolling down or a bottle leaning before deciding on the legs. I think the trick to this project was that there wasn’t a projector involved, we had two sheets of acetate and the “Up a bit, down a bit” method of transferring the image to the wall. We also had major problems with the tape sticking to the large amounts of dust on the wall rather than the wall itself.

I enjoyed it, but I’m not really sure what we achieved, especially seeing as the college removed all our works within hours. Yay team work?

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