Chicago Brutalist is based on Judy Chicago’s “The Dinner Party” on permanent display at the Brooklyn Museum. The construction of the place setting is in honor of Marcel Breuer, a Hungarian brutalist architect.
Using geometric shapes Chad created a structure from cardboard. Once the structure was assembled three layers of drywall had to be applied. Each layer was a different consistency and tinted in a different shade of grey. The consistency of the drywall mud provides the concrete/cement appearance with contrast. A small plate with a larger plate with the same texture treatment sit in the center of the structure. The goblet is made from a coffee mug supported by the same cardboard structure. Each the of the utensils have been decorated in similar fashion.
The place mat beneath the place setting honors Marcel Breuer on all four sides. Chad added images and text using a transfer method of printing on wax paper. The ink from the inkjet printer remains wet on the glossing side of the wax paper allowing it to be transferred to the felt with ease.