David E. Peterson

Region: South

Industrial design informs my work. Inspiration might come from
a brightly colored sneaker, an eye-catching dress, an intricate
watch, or a well-arranged print ad. Once my interest is captured,
I immediately begin translating the design into my work. I start
by systematically identifying the most important elements of the
industrial design. I am looking at color, line, shape, scale, and
finish. These key traits are first broken down, then reconstructed
as the foundation for my own composition in Photoshop. This
computer rendering becomes my mockup and I refer to it as I
build my panel, paint it, and apply the finish. My studio becomes
an artist’s assembly line; the end result is a precise “art object.”

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