sqrt(x^2 - y^2 - z^2)

Sculpture

November 2012

I was taught two different ways of thinking about design; starting either at the top with pure geometric ideas, or at the bottom by teasing out the inherent logic of materials.

As architects, we often start the design process with sketches and computer renderings based on the pricipals of point, line, and plane. As we get further along the design process, we begin to asign thickness and scale to our ideas. Further down the process, our ideas take on a life of their own, as we begin to determine the construction materials and methods. For this sculpture, I wanted to create a pure and abstract form that demonstrates all stages of this process and the ways in which they interact.