I am interested in exploring the world of unseen forces.
Unseen forces shape the world around us - They shape us.
Unseen forces can hold us together, or they can tear us apart
Unseen forces have the power to form, but can not, by their nature, be tangible
Unseen forces can be sensed, but can only be seen in how they effect something else.
This piece explores this relationship
If you imagine rewinding time, this started as a layering of paper pressed flat between the edge pieces. The black marks reference a datum of this flattened state. When the edges pieces were allowed to shift apart they formed a void. The paper was free. It fills the void - responding as an alias to the unseen. It ultimately falls into equilibrium.
I see this as an allegory for architecture. The act of navigating forces. Always working with, never against.
Fundamental to architecture it the beautiful thing we call space. Space is a sense without being tangible. It lives in an interesting place - an unseen force formed by unseen forces.
The forces that shape space can come from the outside, held back by the pressures within, or vice-versa.
But space itself is a force - it is equal parts evocative and equal parts visceral.
Space is a sense that moves us - it pulls at our beings.
And space is something that makes us feel. From deep within. From the same place that is the “I am”. With our head, our heart, and our whole body.
I am interested in exploring that indefinable feeling. That instinctual thread tied through us all. That innate sense of the visceral. Of force within force - just out of view.