“Resonant Currents” is an expression of connection. It is a representation of the links that exist between the cultures of Canada and the world. This installation explores the parallels between disciplines between architecture, art, the humanities and science. It is an expression of the local and global connections that happen daily in HUB's around the world.
Created with woven bands of birch plywood with wire-mesh highlights, “Resonant Currents” was inspired by intricate ethnic calligraphy, rich woven patterns and other cultural motifs.” Professor Manuel Baez. The structural morphology of birch plywood was explored throughout a semester long workshop. The workshop conducted studies of fractals, classical music and critical readings.
DETAIL VIEW OF CORNER
The form generates from a single unit composed of two strips woven together. This small unit was mirrored and combined into a larger, more complex unit. The project has a central origin that arrays out in six directions. Golden metal mesh was hand-folded into a herringbone pattern to compliment the units.
VIEW WITH MIRROR
A group of a dozen students worked day and night to complete this project for Hub Ottawa. I was involved in the installation and design of the project. I spent several weeks on site construction the installation. HUB Ottawa is a co-working community space uniquely optimized for innovators, artists, professionals, and entrepreneurs. It aims to create a collectively positive impact on the Ottawa and global communities.