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Drawings

The Contortionist
The Contortionist

Coloured Pencil and Graphite on Paper. 14.5 in. x  22.5 in.

The Contortionist

This high-rise curves and bends on its way up while the midsection is concealed by a large white roof.  The image and building is informed by the old magic trick of sawing a person in half.

The Long Commute
The Long Commute

Coloured Pencil and Graphite on Paper. 16 in. x  14 in.

The Long Commute

At a factory perched on three legs a lone worker makes a treacherous journey to work each day.

Bashful Mailboxes
Bashful Mailboxes

Coloured Pencil and Graphite on Paper. 24 in. x  29. in.

Bashful Mailboxes

The illogical repeated.

No Other Way
No Other Way

Coloured Pencil and Graphite on Paper. 13 in. x  18 in.

No Other Way

A dream house for a meat grinder collector.  The above building is constructed of four like facades presenting him a new home every time he arrives by balloon.  The structure below is a mental retreat from his constantly changing everyday.

The Swing-Set Houses
The Swing-Set Houses

Coloured Pencil and Graphite on Paper. 15.5 in. x  12.5 in.

The Swing-Set Houses

A pair of houses are attached to a large swing-set structure.  The houses share a communal circulation core and next door is an individual swing for one person.

The Cheese House
The Cheese House

Coloured Pencil and Graphite on Paper. 20 in. x  11.50 in.

The Cheese House

This is an exploration into a radially exploded axonometric drawing.  Counter to most exploded axonometric drawings which project orthographically, pieces of the structure are projected radially leaving a swiss-cheese like building.

Namby Pamby
Namby Pamby

Coloured Pencil and Graphite on Paper. 24 in. x  9.25 in.

Namby Pamby

The repetition of word endings in nonsense poetry creates phonetically appealing words to pronounce.  Phrases like Humpty Dumpy and Hey Diddle Diddle are examples of this nonsensical operation.  Namby Pamby is an attempt to translate the operation into form.

Ghost Town Precious
Ghost Town Precious

Coloured Pencil and Graphite on Paper. 16 in. x  14 in.

Ghost Town Precious

This construction combines the themes of permanence and the ephemeral.  Shoddily constructed with hints of integrity, the structure has a ghost-town quality.

The Carpet Park
The Carpet Park

Coloured Pencil and Graphite on Paper. 29 in. x  11.25 in.

The Carpet Park

This is a park where all carpets gather — Persians and Orientals alike.

The Grass Grew Mythically Tall
The Grass Grew Mythically Tall

Coloured Pencil and Graphite on Paper. 22 in. x  16.5 in.

The Grass Grew There Mythically Tall

This drawing was constructed on the premise of altering the properties of grass and exploring the architectural implications.  In the spring when the grass grows long, the house peaks through the top of the greenery.   As the grass recedes in the winter, the underlying structure is revealed.

The Drafting Board
The Drafting Board

Coloured Pencil and Ink on Trace. 10.5 in. x  22 in.

In Its Time it Was the Largest Drafting Board in the World

There has always been an urge to obtain large-sized drafting boards in order to draw on larger paper.  This particular one grew unimaginably big, utilizing an entire face of a building and counter-weights anchored into clouds.

A Small Monument
A Small Monument

Coloured Pencil and Ink on Trace. 12 in. x 8 in.

A Small Monument for People With 8 Arms

A design in tribute of people with 8 arms.  It comes complete with waving platform, monkey bars and a hall of hand cranks.