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Gilly Folie

November 10, 2009

I recently completed a competition entry for the Jardins de Metis Festival with fabulous, talented sculptor Alex Zealand.  Here’s a quick, raw look:

Conceptual Approach:
In “Gilly Folie” we approach the idea of Paradise as a narrative. Paradise is not simply created in the here-and-now, it must be reached through a transition in space or time.  From the Mines of Moria in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, to the rabbit hole of Alice in Wonderland this transitional space is a mirage, a space whose inside is impossible to estimate from its outside.

We are proposing an alternate entry to the Festival, a gateway for the experience of Paradise.  Our installation is a passageway approximately 20m long, constructed from a spiral of identical yellow-painted wooden members, 3.8cm x 3.8cm and 5.5m long, joined with stainless-steel bolts.  We have proposed a site, but the generative system is site-specific and would have to be re-generated given the final site dimensions and actual tree locations.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Seanna Walsh permalink
    December 28, 2009 8:25 pm

    it’s thesis charette time and your drawings have been fantastically inspirational to look at… beautiful work! thanks for posting!

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