20'X 10'X 10'
wood, polyester cord, aluminum
Private commission; Asheville, NC
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I created Ginkgo to fit an unusual architectural space.
The home has a combined living room, dining room, and kitchen
with a 24' cathedral ceiling. A 10' X 10' atrium extends upward
from the center of the cathedral ceiling to a 32' ceiling
directly over the dining room table.
Since the view is primarily upward, I oriented
the pieces horizontally. The tensioned cords of each piece
create a sense of surface, while allowing viewers to see through
to the next piece. The cords create a variety of patterns
and shadows as the pieces rotate. From the center of each
piece a brushed aluminum vane extends downward catching air
movement and reflecting light.
The bottom piece provides a focal point and
a measure of the movement of the upper pieces. It is constructed
of cherry and brushed aluminum like the upper pieces and it
contains curves relating to the curved aluminum vanes of the
upper pieces, yet it is a very different, contrasting form.
This is a computer rendering I created in designing Ginkgo
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