It was 3:30 on a Monday and my studio had just been assigned a new project - create a piece that embodied the idea of transparency. That was it and off we went. The project that I was involved in was a joint effort with Abby Abolt.
We took transparency and looked at through primary colored lenses. That being the very easily found fact that when you shine a red light, a blue light, and a yellow light all at the same point it produces a white light. BUT that’s not all... If you disturb the light with an object the colors split around said object. The item is a black shadow, and the light separates into their respective colors.
We took that and ran with it. This was going to be an installation that hung in the hallway at the school of architecture, why not make it something interactive. The project challenged the idea of creativity and innovation – the premise of schools of architecture – and brought it directly to the people because isn’t that what architecture is? For the people?