Metabolic – Plans A-D, 2012
Wire, latex, plexiglas, paint, debris from architectural surfaces, lights, networking cables
Approx. 21 x 7 x 10 feet
This series of sculptural pieces explore the organic nature of the urban structure, exploring architecture, utilities and telecommunications networks. Metabolic – Plan A is a re-arrangealbe construction inspired by the organic, ever shifting physical organization of the city. Intended as a distinct contrast to the hard-edged rational order within which urban space is planned and imagined. An inverse of Plan A, Plan B considers the apparent rationality of the geometric abstraction forming the root of urban architectural construction, but explores the disjunctures that start to break apart that structure. Combining macro views of streets and highways with details of the mortar joining bricks in early 20th century New York buildings, Plan C explores the junctures that weave together the fabric of urban space. Plan D‘s latex skins were cast from older buildings in the local area, forming a semi-geometric patchwork representation of local architecture that explores site and form in transition.