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Reception: Jan. 11, 5-7 pm
Artist Introduction: Jan. 11, 5:30pm
What’s the big idea? As a freshman in college, my first grade on a paper was a D-
minus. When I spoke to the professor about my failure, he told me I knew the
material, the facts, but had no Big Idea. This was a huge lesson then and has
remained so ever since.
Concept, line and space drive the inquiry in my creative practice, both as an architect
and as an artist. In my work, both line and space are constructed to serve an imagined — even
irrational — beginning (The Big Idea). A conceptual narrative takes shape, a backstory
might develop, a fantasy or a metaphor might direct the path of the project. As I
proceed in my design process a kind of acceptance of a new reality starts to inform
me and a dialogue of choices and decisions take off.