CONSTRUCTS

Being inside the academic institution for two uninterrupted decades provides the foundation for Constructs. Constructs is a series of digitally composited photographs of educational institutions. The buildings function as sun dials and as cameras through which light and shadow shapes are created as light filters through the buildings’ apertures.  The photographs are of brutalist architecture, a style that is distinguishable by its simple and block like form. Brutalist architecture utilizes the building materials (concrete, brick, steel, and glass) as its facade; The buildings constrain but allow for one to feel free by walking through and around them. The photographs present the buildings’ constraint through its rigid block like construction. However, the photographs simultaneously present freedom through its ability to play with light and shadow as well as subtracting from and adding to the photograph to create the unusual geometric forms.  While brutalist architecture is based on the idea that the materials and buildings are "honest," showing the viewer its construction materials but through the process of subtracting from and adding to the photograph, it creates a fictional reality.

Being inside the academic institution for two uninterrupted decades provides the foundation for Constructs. Constructs is a series of digitally composited photographs of educational institutions. The buildings function as sun dials and as cameras through which light and shadow shapes are created as light filters through the buildings’ apertures.

The photographs are of brutalist architecture, a style that is distinguishable by its simple and block like form. Brutalist architecture utilizes the building materials (concrete, brick, steel, and glass) as its facade; The buildings constrain but allow for one to feel free by walking through and around them. The photographs present the buildings’ constraint through its rigid block like construction. However, the photographs simultaneously present freedom through its ability to play with light and shadow as well as subtracting from and adding to the photograph to create the unusual geometric forms.

While brutalist architecture is based on the idea that the materials and buildings are "honest," showing the viewer its construction materials but through the process of subtracting from and adding to the photograph, it creates a fictional reality.

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