Appropriation ( -pr pr - sh n). n. - To appropriate is to take possession of something.
Drawing inspiration from two separate works: Barbie Teen Age Fashion Model (Barbie #1), 1959, Mattel, Inc. and City-planning Toy (Prototype), 1965, Gere Kavanaugh in the ongoing California Design, 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way exhibition at the Auckland Art Gallery: Toi O Tamaki, I decided a combination of both without altering their original perceived form much would be the best way to approach preserving their individual effects while achieving an impactful final piece.
'Plan for the Heat' is a play on the titling of 'City-planning Toy (Prototype)' and the imagery and concepts that 'Barbie #1' bring with her in conjunction with my personal interpretations of both works.
The utilisation and preservation of bright colours in my final piece stay true to the boldness of design in California as it developed during 1930 - 1965 and worked well with my choices of typefaces (Didot & Laurenscript).