Monday, July 15, 2013

New Uses of Dazzle | Stephanie Syjuco

Dazzle-painted Fallingwater (2013) © Stephanie Syjuco
Above In recent years, all sorts of people have adapted disruptive camouflage schemes (or dazzle patterns) for innovative use in surprising contexts. None have been quite as refreshing as the recent work of a Philippine-born artist named Stephanie Syjuco, who is now based in California (BFA San Francisco Art Institute, MFA Stanford University). Earlier this year, she completed a series of digital renderings of "speculative proposals for public works" called Dazzle Camouflage Propositions. Shown above is her dazzle-surfaced version of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater (she's also done something comparable for Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye). Among her other proposals (see below) are dazzle applications for Silicon Valley "Google buses," IKEA furniture, and a Philippine jeepney.

Camouflaged Google bus (2013) © Stepanie Syjuco
Dazzle-patterned IKEA furniture (2013) © Stephanie Syjuco
Camouflaged jeepney (2013) © Stephanie Syjuco
See also: Roy R. Behrens, FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT and Mason City: Architectural Heart of the Prairie (2016).