This project was inspired by Op Art and the repetitive patterns that present themselves as optical illusions. Op art is usually abstract and typically associated with black and white. Instead of creating a flat image I wanted to render something that appears to be three-dimensional, moving into the page. To achieve this effect, I added repeating rectangles of a low opacity to enhance the shading by creating white ones to the outer corners and black ones in the inside. Although the prompt was to create a stagnant image, I found the moiré patterns formed by the screen were an interesting part of this project since they change as the screen moves.
This is an example of Bridget Riley’s Op art.