CGI/CD&DI: Avatar for REDO; ‘From a Balance Beam’, for Birds of Paradise 2022

“Mees Joachim van Amesfoort was truly seeking
subtlety with this one. The most important thing
designing this was dealing with Redo’s handicap
respectfully, whilst upholding a sense of balance
and composure within the design itself. Quite
clearly the inspiration for the form which this
morphed into, is a balancing bird toy, though other
inspirations include HAL laboratory’s ‘Dyna Blade’
from the Kirby Franchise and the Umbran Crows
from the Bayonetta games.
Though it isn’t quite perspicuous within the physical
form of the bird, being that it’s monochrome, the
earlier spoken of subtlety is most prevalent with
the official render. Here the right wing of the bird
is semi-transparent which is in and of itself a
metaphor. “The absence or distortion of something
doesn’t rule out one’s functioning, it might even make
someone’s functioning more prevalent”.”