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The Myth of Unity: Form Follows Fun

Space Research, VCU Richmond

Faculty leader

Jon Rajkovich, Lecturer

Student participants

Madeline Barber, Emma Claire Cote, Bailey James, Hannah Grossman, Katie Kratzer, Andrew Joseph Gottschalk

In this project, students created works in which form and function exist as independently of each other as possible. Using furniture or other utilitarian objects as a starting point, participants created works exploring the possibilities of clashing colors, loud surface patterns, and ornamentation by eschewing roles of function and unified design.

The outcomes are vital juxtapositions reflecting form that follows decoration and communication. This project is dedicated to day-to-day life, which doesn’t always function in ways you expect. It’s colorful, fractured, and most of all, surprising.