8.19.2010

Progettazione 1x2

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Gustav Eiffel/ Enzo Mari- inspired 1x2 plank mantel ("Eiffel Mantel") just after completion in the summer of 2008. Highly mathematical instructions on how to build it are in our book Wary Meyers' Tossed & Found.
Below that is from the following spring, when a winter outside oxidized the nails and they leached into the wood grain, but I like it even better that way. It shows more of "the hand".
Above, a pig working on a Mari-esque progettazione (interlocking end table/s) in the illustration for the book's last page (the end).

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3 comments:

Matsushiya said...

Nice construction- I like the leaching nails as well! And the pig's "the end" project is great. Very clever!!

david john said...

this is the missing link to this!

http://youhavebeenheresometime.blogspot.com/2010/08/probable-architecture-pt-1.html#links

John said...

Thank you Matsushiya! David you left out the monolith from "2001" (re: a very high level of human consciousness"! But it's interesting you reference these sculptures because the original idea, before I got so wrapped up in Eiffel and Mari, came from when we were constructing a desk for a jewelry shop ( http://warymeyers.com/Resources/warymeyersdesk.jpg ) and when it was all constructed in 2x4's it looked so cool I thought it was a shame to cover it with drywall. We thought instead what would be great is cover it with glass, like a "visible man". But it was too impractical, way too expensive, time-consuming, etc... Plus we were also on a Judd kick with all our wood boxes, so a nice clean desk tied in nicely. In the end we still used that idea of "visible history" on the "visible chair" project. Thanks for reminding me!!

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