PORTFOLIO HEATHER WEAVER
HEATHER WEAVER 937.657.9329 HEATHER.WEAVER.4@GMAIL.COM
ABOUT ME I’m Heather. I’m a 2011 graduate of Miami University, where I studied theatre. In september of 2011 I decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue my creative aspirations. I’ve been formally trained as a scenic designer, but I have a love of all things art and design related. I think that design is a beautiful and universal language. Design allows us to cross great barriers with as little as one image. I tend towards a minimal aesthetic. I appreciate the simplicity, especially in today’s overwhelming world. That’s not to say that I can’t go big and bold, I certainly can. However, my designs and art tend to be simple and concise, opting for the beauty of a single picture or just a few words.
When creating the “Abstract Horizons” project, I was inspired by the view from a balcony. Looking out, you see a multi-layered view, with at least 3 distinct layers. I was inspired to use color and texture in an abstracted way to recreate the feeling of this view. The “Abstract Horizons” project was done entirely in Photoshop CS5. I used a simple combination of textures and color gradations to create exciting and varied representations of this idea of an abstracted horizon.
My formal design training focused primarily on scenic design. As a scenic designer and scenic artist, I began my training in 2-dimensional work. I focused on sketching and rendering. I learned the basic elements of design and how they effect the human psyche. After mastering 2-dimensional design basics, I was able to take these universal principles and apply them to a new form of design, 3-dimensional stage design. I began with models, and as I mastered the concepts, I moved to fully realized scenic designs. With these design principles, I was able to create a set for â€œWoyzeckâ€? that was dark and jagged, reflecting the insanity of a war-crazed soldier. I was also able to create a pristine, clean white set to allow for a juxtaposition of the neat lives of the bourgeoisie friends and the very messy unravelling of a life long friendship. Though it may not be immediately obvious, there is an essential relationship between stage design and other types of design, allowing me a unique perspective for graphic design and other types of design work.
Published on Jan 11, 2012