part 1 of 2 temporary installations in which we sought to dramatically transform the experience of a place with minimal intervention. these two works are regarded as seminal projects that have at their core the principals that drive our process today. that is,reclaiming the latent potential of the ordinary and the overlooked. by employing common, everyday materials, removing them from their given context and re-presenting them in a new extra-ordinary way, we are able to reveal a material essence that challenges our preconceptions and redefines our relationship to the phenomena of our surrounding environment.
here a rough hewn timber “end cut” is suspended with monofilament. the one hundred and fifty pound timber hangs effortlessly, moving slightly as the room breathes. the monofilament is given a presence by the light that it suspends in its fibers. in timber framing there is often waste material left over when structural members are cut to size and the end has been cut off. these “end cuts” are usually discarded as waste. once reclaimed and removed from the original context, an object may be re-presented in a new way that reveals its material essence and challenges the viewer’s preconceptions.
72” X 11” X 11” timber end-cut, salvaged from local timber-framing company a collaboration with Alessandro Ayuso.