Critic: Christopher Kroner
Completed: Fall 2012
Walls have historically been made of repeated components (consider bricks, sticks, tiles and shingles). However, the ability to sculpt these repetitious pieces can transform simple patterning into lyrical screens causing excitement and wonder. Mid-century modern screens were designed not only as spatial dividers but spatial veils, thereby reconsidering the thickness and the permeability of the division between spaces. Recent digital procedures have facilitated the understanding of such component to whole, but have also allowed for the mutability and fabrication of distinctive units. Erwin Hauer, Austrian born sculptor began in the 50’s to explore infinite continuous surfaces. From these, perforated modular structures developed that lent themselves to architectural usage. After replicating a series of Erwin Hauer modeled screens digitally through the use of Maya, I developed and designed my own unique unit to fit within an “aggregated screen”.