A note on Spatial Studies EKWC, 2007
I had been thinking about the reciprocity between an object and the space it inhabited, imagining the change in shape of an object modifying the surrounding space. Initially I was speculating on genetic algorithms and the possibility that digital modelling could be used to structure a systematic approach. A thought experiment visualized a teapot in the kitchen and how a lengthening of the spout might have some corresponding effect on, say, the door aperture; or an increase in bulge of the pot might have an inverse proportional relation to the wall area of the room. These possibilities remain for another time.
These current works attempt a similar dialogue between sculptural object and architectural space, although at a more intuitive register. I wanted to reduce architectural feature to line, plane, surface, and to contrast this with a fluidity in the ceramic material. Both elements refer to volumes, contained or exploded.
They are the size of models, but don't refer to a specific scale. They encourage a transit between their materiality --- the mundane clay coil technique and the workshop off-cuts used for block mould walls --- and something quite large and barely contained by spaces we might normally feel sheltered by, or enclosed. Sculptures bursting the architectural boundary.