Gradienté (adj): Color-gradients on three dimensional objects.
What if digital gradients could be painted on objects?
Color gradients are everywhere in the digital world. They tint the app icons on our phones, entice our clicks on the web, and add depth to the otherwise flat backgrounds of our computer desktops. As common as these computational colorways are in our digital lives, however, in our physical world, these tantalizing tints are notably absent.
We wondered if there was a way to make the objects in our real lives reflect our digital lives by placing these color-gradients on objects.
What would an object finished with a digital-color gradient look like sitting in a living room or worn as clothing? In creating what we call gradienté finishes on real life items, we knew the colors had to be bold bright with smooth gradual changes between the two. So far our experiments include sculpture, bandanas, chocolates, and smocks but we continue to explore these shaded spectrums.
Gradienté Slop Smocks
32″ 3D printed sculpture, airbrushed
3D printed mold, dental plaster, gradienté finish