Friday, June 6, 2008

The architecture of my mind

I often think about the architecture of my mind, as described by the marks I make when I draw. Defined shapes, straight lines, marked points of intersection, net-like floating grids, seismographic scribbles, and rhythmic loops are elements that reveal shifts in energy, and the conflict and frustration that comes with that.
Like an automated slide show of incongruous ideas and feelings, the one constant is the inconstancy, the variability, the state of flux.
There is the desire to define location, gain a sense of orientation and direction, and most importantly, to determine a fixed point of reference.
Kind of like wishing upon my own North Star.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Perspective construction

These are from an independent study course I wrote in architecture school. I was interested in learning to construct perspective drawings and had good fun designing the spaces, setting up the drawings, understanding shade and shadow, and finding my way through all the lines, (not to mention siting the Seagrams Building on a cliff.) With computer programs generating perspective projections, I suppose perspective drawing by hand is becoming something of a lost art.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Pieces of eight 1

This one has an "ugly-beautiful" quality that I like--- the tangle of movement, the roughness, the colliding and reverberating nature of diversity. In both of the "Pieces" drawings, two simple shapes are broken down; the more things fall apart, the more I have to work with. It's a kind of fertile decay.