This exercise consists in creating conceptual spaces using the primary elements in architecture: line, plane, and volume. You must be creative as usual in coming up with a theme that will guide and inspire you in the creative design process.
Scale ¼”= 1’-0”
A painting by Colombian artist Omar Rayo is the basis of my inspiration. In this canvas, Rayo explores and optically decomposes a square. The resulting geometric labyrinth triggers a personal reflection about my development… as an artist, as an immigrant, and as a widow.
The primal square is my inner portal, and the following squares – cascading in a sequence – represent a path that, at first glance, appears to be broken. The fractured course generates an initial feeling of uncertainty, but deeper exploration reveals continuity towards the goal.
In this final destination, a perfect cube embodies the three-dimensional evolution of the square, representing my own evolution as a widow, immigrant, artist, all coming together as a whole.