Geometry, a Line, an Idea of Boundary
Linear perspective informs the construction and illusion of space variously present in Renaissance compositions, Minimalism, Suprematism, modern domestic architecture, and interior design. By investigating illusionistic and manipulated space within these contexts – with specific reference to McGarry Ní Eanaigh’s ‘The Pastoral Centre’ in Dunshaughlin, and Pierre Koenig’s ‘Case Study House #22’ in Los Angeles – my work has been inflected with a sharp sense of depth and distance.
Cardboard and plywood have been chosen for their industrial and sculptural qualities, which feeds into research regarding geographical space and structural intervention. Ursula K. Le Guin refers to architecture within a geographical utopian space in ‘The Dispossessed’ (1974) as an image of a wall described as “…mere geometry, a line, an idea of boundary”.
Boundaries, containment and structural integrity combine to form the basis of an immersive constructed space within my work.