Design Statement:

My Design for West Side Story began with architectural research of New York City. From there, I looked into Puerto Rican design, grafitti, and culture, and arrived at a dripping multi-color paint treatment. The abstract black structures on top of these set pieces add to this contrast while creating dimension, negative space, and conflict in the environment. There are two structures Stage Left and Stage Right that track on and offstage, as well as scenery pieces upstage which can track side to side to create different street scenes and open space. 

Color Model

Prologue
Street
Alley
The Gym
Bridal Shop Exterior
The Bridal Shop
Drugstore Exterior
Drugstore Interior
Maria's Room
Ballet Sequence
"Somewhere"
"Somewhere"
Under the Highway
Finale

Research Images

Artist: Whitney Bilennial

White Model Photos