Critic: Martin Mazorra
Completed: Spring 2015
In my final semester at Pratt I chose to take a relief printmaking class, which allowed me to explore another medium outside of the architecture department. Relief printing is traditionally known to utilize hand-carved woodcut blocks- however, I challenged this tradition by incorporating a fabrication technique native to my architectural discourse: the CNC router. Instead of hand-carving all of my blocks, I fabricated them - starting with design in the computer and ending with the carving usually using a V-bit and the CNC machine, which allowed for much more detailed, precise blocks for printing. My independent project explores sacred geometries: the circle, square, and triangle - and then divides them with asymmetrical patterns. The idea of solid, negative, and overlay is played upon to create graphic, unpredictable, phantasmagoric experiences.