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Jason Wilcock
Creative Blocks
Creative Blocks by Jason Wilcock
Jason Wilcock
Creative Blocks

Jason Wilcock has created a collection of hand painted wooden cubes which help relieve the symptoms of computer eye strain. Intended for use during breaks from work, Creative Blocks provide a physical solution to draw people away from their screens to interact with tactile objects. The cubes are decorated with various patterns with selected themes and colours and can be arranged in whichever way the user likes, providing a creative escape to the work of the day. The patterns that cover the unique faces of each cubes are inspired by various types of flora, providing a respite from the harsh lines and colours found on screens.

His motion work, Sleep Mode, is an animation highlighting the counterproductive ways in which we use our electronic devices. In this case the work tells a story of an individual who wakes up in the middle of the night to check their device and whose attention is subsequently trapped by the screen.

Another video, Respite, was created by re-editing stock video footage to give it new meaning to explore the benefits of natural green space to health.

A wider concern for wellbeing is presented in the set of posters for a exhibition celebrating the centenary of social housing in the UK. The posters present a set of steps that can be taken to improve the provision of social housing, tying together multiple concepts in a single image. These posters were to be produced using a Risograph printer.

Wilcock has recently completed an internship with a Sheffield engineering company, providing them with an animated video to help promote their services.

Creative Blocks by Jason Wilcock
Creative Blocks
Handmade wooden cubes with painted decorations
Creative Blocks by Jason Wilcock
Creative Blocks
Creative Blocks by Jason Wilcock
Creative Blocks
Sheffield Modern by Jason Wilcock
Sheffield Modern
Posters designed for the Sheffield Modern Architecture Weekender in 2019
Sleep Mode
Animation 04:00
Respite
Video 05:19