For this project I was to select one everyday easily recognizable object and combine it in ways that illustrated the Seven Creative Strategies:
- Metaphor or Simile
- Out of Context or Environment
- Physical Shape Similarity
- Material Change or Swap
. The first stop in my process was to determine what object I was going to use.
One of the requirements was the each final piece would have to have a title. As I worked through choosing an object for each of the strategies, if I couldn’t think of a title, I discarded the idea and moved on to another. This allowed me to work through and determine which one felt like the ultimate best match for me, DONUTS! I didn’t anticipate the consequences that would arise from this decision.
Once I had my object I set about finding images available free for commercial use. This time I used pexals.com and set about to work.
Combination – Two unrelated objects combined into something new
Juxtaposition – The combination of to unexpected objects
Isolation – One element is given focus by visually isolating it from other elements in the design
Metaphor / Simile – Elements are combined within the design to emphasize meaning
Out of Context – Takes and object out of usual context or environment
Physical Shape or Similarity – Replaces an object with something the same shape. Typically emphasizes elements that don’t connect.
Material Change, Swap or Focus – Swaps a property from one object or material to another
I enjoyed this project, however, I didn’t realize that I would crave donuts EVEN MORE than I usually do. Hindsight is 20/20!
One response to “Seven Creative Strategies”
I very much enjoyed your creativity! Nice work!