SVA: VISIBILE FUTURES LAB
[School of Visual Arts, - NY, NY 2015]
Wood and Acrylic
I created this series while an artist-in-residence at the School of Visual Arts, Visible Futures Lab.
I utilized various vector software in conjunction with a Laser Cutter in order to create miniature architectural follies that incorporate a variety of surface/skin patterns from Islamic geometry, Aztec textiles, and vintage lace patterns inspired by French fashion houses such as Chanel and Balenciaga.
Although they invite speculation and a multitude of narratives, They exist as atemporal reliquaries from alternate histories, and could be named as such: "Occidental/Islamic Architectural Steam-Punk" or "Relics from the New Abbasid Caliphate"