blister

 

Out of the ground blister seven deformed spheres disrupting the public right of way; a few suggest lounging while others instill a superlative presence. This intentional act of intrusion in a place of daily communal bustle is meant to slow down the passerby in an effort to evoke an emotional response. Perhaps the cluster does not evoke any response other than a modest glance, or it may in fact seduce one to make a stop. Faced with the unexpected sight of this collection of objects in an unlikely place, s/he may take the opportunity to attempt sitting, resting, lounging or merely contemplating its emergence. Upon a closer examination, one will discover that each form nests with neighboring forms resulting in multiple interactions. Each moment of intersection causes a Boolean operation that carves into one blister or another resulting in a color reveal seemingly spilling from the inside of each form.

Blister is a site-specific installation for the BoldPas 2017 event and made possible by the generous support of the Old Pasadena Management District. Currently Blister serves as a lounge area in its forever home at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena.

Special thanks to Scott Wilburn, Matt Corbitt, Sylvia Abkarian, Ka Kit Chiu, Kenia Roman, Armen Janazyan and everyone at the Making Complex at Woodbury School of Architecture whose help was vital in bringing this project to life.

 
 
 
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