Thoughtful Consideration of Unanswered Questions

Artistic Statement

Much of my work is driven by the desire to create something that I as a viewer would like to see. Thoughtful Consideration of Unanswered Questions began as a desire to see windows in curious micro urban environments and required the creation of custom digital tools to procedural model 3D windows that would composite cleanly onto any flat or cylindrical object. The project evolved into a series of prints and accompanying stories that use numbers, logic and math in order to quantify the poetic.

The window in each print acts as the vantage point from which the story is considered. Each story takes place 180 degrees from the location of the window, informing the environment of the story while not directly showing that location to the audience. In this sense, it is somewhere between reading the book and watching the movie. When you read the book, your imagination fills in the gaps – what the nuances in the environment look like, how a character moves when they perform a certain action, etc. When watching the movie, these details are presented to you. Thoughtful Consideration of Unanswered Questions invites the audience to imagine themselves inside the window, looking out onto each story as it unfolds.

This work was part of the 2016 NYU Gallatin Arts Festival.

Software

  • Houdini
  • Nuke
  • Arnold for Maya
  • Arduino
  • Adobe Illustrator

Materials

  • 14x17 Innova Soft White Cotton 280gsm
  • Laser cut acrylic and wood enclosure
  • Arduino
  • Headphones