In these projects, students used the principle of color temperature contrast to create visual narratives that express ideas related to transformation, revelation, metamorphosis, mutation and distortion. Each set of compositions is like a storyboard—keyframes in an imaginary visual story.
Students explore the concept of warm and cool colors: how our sensory associations make complementary colors, like blue-green and red-orange, expressions of temperature change; how one hue can have warm and cool variants; how the principle of contrast of temperature is—like contrast of light/dark and complementary contrast—a powerful and effective tool for creating visual hierarchy.
Here, contrast of temperature also plays a roll in creating visual continuity. In each set, squares of warm and cool contrasting colors form connections between the individual compositions. These connections provide an abstract narrative structure.