MFA Applied Craft + Design
I start with a circle and square as my fundamental two-dimensional design elements. I layer opaque, translucent, and transparent varieties of each to create diverse three-dimensional compound forms in a lush palette, while prioritizing balance, movement, pattern and rhythm during the act of layering. With gravity as the primary constraint, structural and spatial relationships between the forms are liberated from hierarchical rules, blurring the lines between the traditional functions of support, display and aesthetics. Each compound form embodies an implied role: to stand, to joint, to rest. When encountering the discrete forms, an individual is lured into assembling them further, using intuition to navigate a subconscious criteria, specifically: contrast, emphasis, unity, variety. The constructed outcome is a unique vignette, a singular moment along a specific line of thought. In response to a particular physical and cultural context, the individual’s decisions are made visible, manifested via a series of improvisational acts.