I’m currently reading We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler,
learning how to sew, and building a recipe database that can be sorted by food
texture, cleaning effort, and cooking method.
(something like this, in a nine-square grid)
Planar Quadrilateral (PQ) Mesh researches double curvature surfaces (non-zero Gaussian),
to transform them into developable surfaces through the panelization technique. Panelization
takes on different control parameters: density, size, height of the panels, allowing for
customization bespoke to the output medium. The application of the research aims to resolve
complex geometry for fabrication at different scales and mediums from wearables to architecture.
Almost There explores the invisible space between physical objects and locations. The space that is always
so close but never really meeting. It invites you to communicate the feeling of longing for something, someone, a place, a memory.
The object focuses on the void between two masses, two opposite geographical landscapes,
two pairs of places on opposite sides of the earth. The main wooden piece renders the topography
of Mt Everest and the bottom terrain of the Challenger Deep. In between the highest and lowest point
on earth exists everything and nothing simultaneously.
outside North Adams, MA, USA | May - June 2017
Structural Design: Tommy Schaperkotter
Something Floating explores the temporal quality of a space.
The two surfaces are composed of 1250 individual transparent strings with attached letters
to narrate the dialogue between the Little Prince and the Geographer from The Little Prince novel
by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The negotiation between the two characters discusses over the validity
of permanent geographical features: mountains, oceans, and desserts, versus the unimportant
temporariness of a flower. The Little Prince’s flower is condemned as ephemeral,
a running theme throughout the novel.
Exhibited at gallery,
1961 Siem Reap, Cambodia | April - June 2016
Design in collaboration with Gregory Jimmie
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Phnom Penh Post