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Bamboo

An invasive focal point that thrives in moist soil in a sheltered and sunny area. Running with underground stems to spread rapidly and rampantly. Evergreen perennial flowering plants with hollow stems and vascular bundles. Feeding off the environment, spreading its own seed, ready for those in the environment to feed off of it. Soft bamboo […]

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Evince

Date: February 2020Size: 2 x 2.5 mMaterials: Bamboo, electrical tape, twine, plaster Reflecting surrounding architecture in its primal form. Balancing, holding, relating. Tighter connection of bamboo, playing with gravity and tension. Exploration into the capabilities of material.

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Pressed

Date: February 2020Size: Varying, <20 cmMaterial: Plaster Calming and curved, pumped up to reflect spaces of the every day within the environment. Larger, more potent in the space, providing gravity and tension to lighter areas.

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Carl Gent

Artist, musician and writer, combining sculpture with durational performance. The messages that he portrays are those that need re-enacting for them to stand a chance against dominant histories. Ruins recyclable materials by mixing them with toxic items. Encourages a more ecological response to the material world within anyone who experiences the things they might make […]

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Yona Friedman

Concept and mobile architecture was the basis of Friedman’s work. The infrastructures are neither determined nor determining giving a mobility to both inhabitants and buildings. Spatial city touches the ground over a minimum area, is capable of being dismantled and moved, and can be alterable as required by the individual occupant. Freedom in space. Allowing […]

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Conjugated Cubes

Date: January 2020Size: 15 cm x 7 cmMedium: Wooden matchsticks Balancing, holding each other in suspended motion. Natural material highlights the points of contact. Repetition, multiplication and relationship with gravity and tension.

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Building with Bamboo

Bamboo and natural materials are often used in developing countries to alleviate housing, infrastructure problems and lowering pollution. Only certain species suitable for building with. Growing in abundance, controlling water cycles, reducing erosion. Steel substitute, holding weight and bending to conform to structures with loading slats under torsion and bending. Effective experimental investigation of bamboo […]

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Sterling Ruby

In an oeuvre spanning sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, collage, video, and garments, Ruby continually returns to themes of societal and art historical friction, generating feelings of anxiety and agitation by contrasting clean lines and recognizable objects with coarse and uncanny forms. Gagosian, 2019 Through the use of contrasting mediums, techniques, and textures, Ruby explores the […]

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Alicja Kwade

Kwade uses large scale sculpture to reflect on time, perception, and scientific inquiry. Powder-coated steel and polished stones create a questionable universe filled with angles, weightlessness and questions. The large scale sculptures seem to have no way of balancing, yet they hold still on rooftops and in galleries, and battle the elements. Within the steel […]

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Percolate

Size: NADate: December 2019Medium: Bamboo, plaster, jesmonite, twine, electrical tape, nails Balancing, Holding, Relating. A focus on materiality and construction with the every day. Gravity, tension and a harmony amongst opposition is taken into account through the interaction with the environment. Percolate is there to make you think differently about the building; perhaps in the […]