Winnipeg Experiments – Primitives

From July 18th- August 12th, I’m borrowing an amazing studio in Winnipeg (way larger than our place in SF). I’m here to experiment and expand on a project, tentatively called ‘Primitives’, that I started but had to put down in 2012.

It’s been a life-long quest to develop ongoing creative projects where I can produce mobile temporary but substantial installations (minimal shipping of materials which can pop-up from 2D to 3D) that can be installed in interior (gallery) and exterior (public) spaces.

Towards this, I have experimented with overlaying shots of Google Earth satellite images (as I did in a previous project) and various other digitally sourced textures onto geometric primitives – 3D shapes like cubes, cylinders, spheres, cones, and pyramids. These flat  primitives are printed on heavy paper, folded and glued to create individual 3D paper models.

These shapes can be installed in physical spaces at various scales; attached to walls, suspended from ceilings, connected to each other in groupings (with other materials) like growths on the interior or exterior architecture.