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Art, Sculpture or Architecture?

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

2d, 3d installation

I’ve been playing around with this parabolic form that could be made relatively easily from any rigid sheet material. I made one out of card board and its kinda nice to handle as it has unusual springy structural properties. Maybe it could be used within an architectural context, or maybe it will end up as a key element in an installation. I’m not homing in on any one idea just yet. Its all still very crude.

structural form
architectural roof structure
winged roof

the bones machine

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

experimental architecture tunnel.gif

above: 3d sketch for sculptural 2d image display module that forms part of a grand installation.

this week i’ve been revisited a 3d theme i’ve been playing around with for the last ten years. its never got further than  thumbnail sketches on backs of envelopes thinking only in terms of very basic forms. this week i’ve actually started to conceive parts, materials and engineering solutions and am getting a feel for how the structure will ‘work’ in the real world. developing a sculpture in software divorced from real materials and a real result is a very cerebral and abstract activity. art for me has always grown directly out of a medium, but here i only know the properties of my materials and can not work on them directly. visual language and medium are also inseparable in a highly evolved work of art. i’m sure this piece will only truly mature in a succession of real life models combined with computer modelling. 

having reached a point in my 2d work where i feel a real directness in my method and medium this project seems quite crude, daunting and difficult although i’m consumed and at times exhilarated by it. it is a real work effort and requires me to abandon many of my ideals and thinking and work towards an end point i neither can see or imagine. i generally feel on the cusp of my own creativity which is something i haven’t felt for a long time.


maybe a architectural variation. the tunnel form is something i’ve thought about a lot over the last year as part of my sustainable building technology project.


Examples of media covered

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

Here are some examples of the different aspects of my work that will be covered here by this News Blog

Solar Bubble Build - The Bio-x Tent

This is a Liquid Bubble insulated portable tent I designed last summer. see for more details.


Down the Beach Hole – Jan06 I took this photo up the road from my home. This is the first photo I’ve published to the net, other than cheesy family photos. My interest in photography is a new one. You can see my average, but improving photographic experiments at the flickr account below.