Date: March 2020 Size: 2 x 2.5 x 2.5 ft Material: Bamboo, twine, plaster
Gravity takes its toll when adding weight. Unpolished, it could be disturbed by a simple knock or push. Holding itself in the moment. Two materials forced into a moulded relationship, to work together, to balance. Too heavy to hold itself without support.
Date: March 2020 Size: 2 x 2 x 2 ft Material: Bamboo, twine, wool
Tightening joints, making barriers and creating tension. Sturdy cube, gravity acting upon its weight. A methodological working of the twine, to intersect the bamboo and create it’s simple innocence. A series of linked, transformable items.
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 shoots, stems and leaves are the major food source of the giant panda of China, the red panda of Nepal, and the bamboo lemurs of Madagascar. Growing, chopping and manipulating into the useful forms that we use today.
Percolate is there to make you think differently about the building; perhaps in the way you physically interact with it, showcasing the smaller forgotten elements and details hidden in each of the rooms of the unique building, or what the building is and how we view it.
Through the use of sculpture, natural and modern building materials, Abraham is able to consider her own application of simplicity and tension.