Sunday, July 22, 2012

Final Installation

Here are the photos from the final installation of the work at Liberty Lofts in Ann Arbor.

Assembly of the column didn't go as smoothly as expected, but it lead to an interesting discussion on how the work could progress and embrace more of the qualities of terra cotta. Through using digital machinery, the project tried to produce perfectly molded forms that would fit together with minimal gaps. During the process of making the panels, each panel shrinks, curls and moves in a slightly different way than the next panel. Because of this, many misalignments occurred that would be further explored if the project were to continue. The joinery wouldn't be looked at as a perfect fit, but would rather explore how to overlap the panels and embrace the imperfections of the terra cotta. These photos take a closer look at these areas.