Posts Tagged ‘ craft ’

Urban dweller (aka Percy) with a hint of personal manifesto

The final product is here. This work is targeted at a lot of the modern urban architecture.

DSCN0344 title the word cloud DSCN0368 DSCN0365 DSCN0364 DSCN0362 DSCN0361 DSCN0360 DSCN0359 DSCN0358The main idea is that a lot of modern architecture is devoid of concept and does nothing to deal with the human condition, it is reluctant to communicate with it and suffices to cover it up. If we are the sum of our past experiences, then whole civilizations were shaped by the architecture that surrounds them. Percy is the type of human that is shaped by the current condition, while architecture instead of being a stage for life, celebrating it, it is a placeless object that can be devoid of context, concept or intellectual ambition.  DSCN0357 DSCN0356 DSCN0355 DSCN0354

It is my belief that architecture is a concept so abstract that it can never be attributed to the object, but it is the property of the human mind. Percy is feeling good dressed in random parametric shapes because he doesn`t know how to feel about it, he doesn`t know how to express about it and he doesn`t know how to distinguish architecture from buildings. The actual and extremely difficult task of the new generation of architects is to help Percy acknowledge their architecture rather than their buildings.DSCN0353 DSCN0352 DSCN0351 DSCN0350

The only reality is perception, we as architects are modeling reality, altering environments and manipulating the senses, before the 1950s or so architecture shaped the humans more than any media, but since then it was a slow but progressive losing battle with television and internet. Architecture was equal to home, tradition, authority, identity etc. We need to fight back and create places rather than spaces. DSCN0349 DSCN0348 DSCN0347 DSCN0346This is not the end of Percy, he will continue to be a work in progress, next stop is creating a 3D parametric model of him.

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Percy is getting quite fabulous

We finally started dressing him up. He has a modern and sophisticated look.DSCN0307

DSCN0306DSCN0311DSCN0309DSCN0310 DSCN0312This is Percy`s black heart (upside down version) and of course his pair of black kidneys  DSCN0321 DSCN0323 DSCN0325DSCN0319Tomorrow is the big day for Percy, he will be on life`s great stage, I`ll be making a final post with a full interpretation and commentary as soon as we finish the work.

 

Percy a real boy?

How would Percy become a real boy without a heart?

DSCN0274DSCN0274 DSCN0276 DSCN0277 DSCN0278 DSCN0279He would never get to truly feel life`s pleasures without a set of kidneys and a liver.

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We also managed to get his ribs right and turn his head towards the public…beware, work in progress!!!DSCN0297 DSCN0298 DSCN0299 DSCN0300 DSCN0301

Getting the ribs on

It`s not the final form or position of the ribs, but we are getting there.

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Percy is getting a set of ribs and garments

 

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Meet Percy

This is Percy, the soon to be an extremely comprehensive and critical work of art targeted at modern architecture.

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Progress

Arranging, drilling, painting and all that good jazz.

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