Thursday, 5 November 2015

What If? Metropolis OGR Part One


1 comment:

  1. OGR 05/11/2015

    Hi Lilly,

    Good to see this OGR up and available. I'm encouraged. Barbara Hepworth can be a bit tricky to work with, because, if you're not careful, you end up with a city of giant white balls! For this reason, I like your thumbnails which include the wires, and the description about the station, which is suggestive of something more dynamic. The thing about Hepworth is she was celebrated as an artist of 'modernity' - she was considered 'modern' - i.e. she was considered to be cutting edge and up-to-date. For this reason, you could consider her city to be similarly modern; you could almost look at some of her sculptures and see a kind of Apple company aesthetic: so this:

    reminding us of these:

    The reason I like your train station and cable cars and also that sense of quiet you describe, is that this Hepworth city starts to feel super-modern, almost sci-fi - almost as if Hepworth is as influential on technology as the Apple corporation! If you think of Hepworth as an 'architect of modernity', you could begin looking at lots of contemporary architecture and production design as a way to get the Hepworth aesthetic - without getting yourself stuck with lots of white balls:

    So Hepworth gives us this:

    and Zaha Hadid gives us this:

    I think you should embrace Hepworth as a futuristic designer - because just by looking at the examples here - her forms and shapes are now completely 'futuristic'! For this reason, I don't think Hepworth need be homely and small, she could be huge and impressive!

    Oh - and you've got an unfortunate typo in your Hepworth biography: instead of colony, you've written 'colon' - which is something completely different!