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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2008 ➔ Transformation From the Urban to Nature


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Yoon Kyung Paik (designer)
Christopher Kirwan (thesis advisor)
Stephanie Owens (thesis advisor)
Chris Prentice (thesis advisor)
Stuart Cudlitz (thesis advisor)




In Representational Art the artist presents a subjective interpretation of an observed reality while still retaining some of the natural appearance or look of the world. In Abstract Art the artist has either started with some figurative or visible object and makes a work of abstracted elements intentionally. The ambiguity in a work of art can change its meaning from person to person and moment to moment. Many artists have purposefully made ambiguous images to create works with changing levels of meaning depending entirely on the observer's point of view. By combining abstract and representational images, I give my audience the opportunity to engage with their minds and to imagine what they see in limited interpretation.

My project, 'Transformation from the Urban to Nature', is a four-minute black and white motion graphic work, creating a transformation from a busy street of a city view to an image of trees in nature through series of abstract animated ambiguous images. It brings people an artistic experience of the illusions and ambiguities that surround the viewer in everyday life.




Yoon Kyung Paik. Transformation From the Urban to Nature. 2008. Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses; 2008. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 23 Sep 2019.

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