Friday, November 26, 2010

...from Virginia Woolf's "The Death of the Moth"

"The success of the masterpieces seems to lie not so much in their freedom from faults - indeed we tolerate the grossest errors in them all - but in the immense persuasiveness of a mind which has completely mastered its perspective"
We move through negative spaces and dwell in positive spaces.

Impossible Spaces....

Projections of Impossible Spaces

Cubic Possibilities

101 Things I Learned in Architecture School

Well I finally got the book from the Book Depository...seems really is a quote from the book, from a Eliel Saarinen, whoever that may be. I have been thinking a lot recently  about how my spaces can exist in the physical world and how they would function..

“Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.”

Monday, November 15, 2010

New Spaces

These are some new spaces that I have been working on lately. They differ in form from the previous spaces that I have done. They take on an increasingly non-linear style.


Here are some maquettes that I have been making recently. They are made from photographs of spaces which I have rephotographed.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

101 Things I Learned in Architecture School

Supposedly, so says my tutor, I must read this book.....

Friday, November 5, 2010

Dan Graham

Dan Graham in conversation with Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth - Part One from MOCA on Vimeo.

Gregor Schneider

Just beginning to research Schneider and he is already proving to be a large influence on my work....
I've been looking at this article recently in the always useful Parkett

I am interested in the way he presents the unsuspecting spectator with something very, very familiar and alters it so that the meaning behind this object is manipulated and infiltrated by the notion of the uncanny.

A sneak peak into DEAD HOUSE U R...

Wish I could understand this article...

...looks like an interesting project!

Gordon Matta-Clark

Great video of the Alchemist with his widow Jane Crawford.

Gordon Matta-Clark exhibit walk-through with Jane Crawford from Howard Silver on Vimeo.

Examples of Impossible Spaces

Here are some works in progress...

I construct these through videoing vacant spaces, exporting the images as stills and then combining them to construct a new, impossible space that can never exist in the real world. They are of varying degrees of manipulation and style.

Impossible Spaces

My work has now changed quite a bit. However I am still interested in examining everything that I have been looking at in the past two years; the aim of the work is now more coherent to the spectator.

I was initially examining my 'Other'...the controlling figure in my mind. I wanted to create my interpretation of the architecture of the mind and place the Other in this space. However, I soon came to realise that this was not going to work out. Now I am focusing purely on these spaces that I was trying to construct. Here is my Artist Statement...

My work consists of deconstructing vacant, non-descript spaces in order to construct a new, impossible space. This space invites viewer participation because of its almost unreadable surface. The innate need of the viewer to place themselves within this space leads them to question the origin and reality of what they are looking at.