This project begins as an exercise in combining a group of objects into a substance, a configuration that can propogate in four axis. Cutting, pinching, and folding are the language of making the substance, and this vocabulary remains throughout the process. As the object morphs the concept of “organic connectivity” within and amongst the elements remains quintessential to the work.
With the addition of an assigned occupant, in this case, a farmer, the system must adjust to encompass a program; the elements stretch, twist, squat, compress, tighten to work with the sun, wind, and to create a richness in spatial diversity. When placed in the context of neighbors and elevation, a ground must be created. The ribbons that weave the farmer’s pavilion extend their role as the creators of the ground and the relationship to its neighbors.