MINIATURE MONUMENTAL, 2013


Miniature Monumental is a currently ongoing project. It is a revisiting of model making and the production of an inventory of architectural phenotypes by way of simple planar constructions.

A return to my interest in the connection between sculptural abstraction and architectural design these angled models made with cardboard and paper suggest observation towers, enclosures without exits, windows for hidden eyes, or coliseum-like pits. Fortress-like they suggest how enclosure offers at once protection and entrapment and directly reference the ways in which architecture can frame or control and how the dynamics of looking and being looked at reflect the power relationship inherent in all architectural spaces.

There is eroticism implicit in all architectural spaces, which once penetrated embrace, contain, shelter, or frame a human body. Though I explore this notion through the building of large structures that often operate as sites of enclosure, I am also interested in the ways in which an architectural model of uncertain scale can open up a space in the imagination.

I think of the project as a restless ever-growing assemblage of individual structures that are at once discrete and interconnected, an exploration into ways in which the monumental can be expressed through the miniature.


Miniature Monumental, 2013
Gallery 307, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
curated by Katie Geha
paper, card-stock

 

 

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