Wednesday, August 09, 2006

architectural foundings

So, how random is architecture? Random enough to be considered without domain? When a mud wasp steals material from a clay bucket, wings its way to a protected eave, and deposits the stolen material in an exacting this a random act? Is it determined by innateness, therefore not random?
Driven by precedent or innateness, Frank Gehry's visual vocabulary has exploded in a focused way in the past fifteen years. Gehry's architecture is regarded by many of his contemporaries to be "ego driven". Is this a correct criticism? Are his movements across paper with pencil/pen in hand random acts? Is he driven like the wasp...or is this facet of human development different than that of insects and animals?

Sunday, July 23, 2006

"Terra Macina". Borneo earthenware. Steel. 39" X 35" X 26". This piece is an amalgamation of scavenged toilet and automobile parts slip and press moulded. Metaphors for planetary functions, esp. evaporation and rainfall. Architecture as planet.Posted by Picasa