Sunday, November 22, 2015

David Versluis’s new work: Tectonic Tower Maquette

David M. Versluis ©2015
Tectonic Tower Maquette
Welded aluminum, powder coated chrome
14.5"H x 9"W x 5"D
Photography by Doug Burg

This piece is a response to the transitional tectonics and nature of the cultural landscape. Contour lines angle and change directions to form an architecture of triangular shapes or plates. These plates stack, layer, and off-set to suggest a balanced or unbalanced structure depending on your perspective—the whole piece becomes richer than the sum of individual parts. The imperfection of the welds and reflective surface help viewers to focus on their experience.

This piece is to some extent inspired by Herbert Bayer’s Leaning Spiral Tower. However, ironically, this piece seems to suggests a kind of:

“transautomatism”, which was a term used by artist, Friedensreich Hundertwasser Regentag (1928–2000)(1).
  1. Calvin Seerveld, Setting Things Right, CIVA Seen, 2013. 5.

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