Senior Thesis Show finally arrived ! I will have more pictures to follow !
Each day my installation will change according to a preconceived floor plan (example is image 3 above). After changing it 3 more times I will then leave it for a few days and then slowly let it fall down and just lay in the floor till the end of the gallery show. Below is my artist statement
Constructing Towards Degradation: Day 1 (Opening Night)
Look around yourself and what do you see?
There are infinite responses to this question and each one is as true as it is false. Things are always changing and nothing can truly be perceived as it is. Entropy is always in effect, and for the past couple of thousands of years, so have been humans. We are always trying to combat this chaotic force that is constantly occurring. Buildings are constructed, forests cleared, gardens cultivated, and architecture left abandoned to be reclaimed by the nature that it tried to impose itself upon.
Architecture is one of human’s most pressive ways of combating or retaliating against what is. It’s done out of need as well as want but no matter the intention it creates a change that in a matter of time will just be a memory. The basic process is always the same. Once a space is chosen plans are drawn up and the space is quickly redefined. Its use and how to interact with it has been instantly changed by someone deciding to give it a purpose of their choice. As the building is created the foundation can be seen in the place of what was there before and as the progression continues to that of the final building, layers of memories are obscured by what is now there.
Eventually anything built will either crumble and fall, or be renovated, fixed again and again till it is either completely different than what it once was originally, or is destroyed with the intention of it being replaced with something new. The fact that change is ever present means no one can truthfully answer the question asked above. The human mind stores memories just as well as the land does, without even trying to patches are made to it or it disappears completely with just a trace left that something was there, till even that can be erased.