The Uncanny Silence series

2017 to 2018


This project examines the interplay between architecture and light that generates ‘the uncanny silence’¹ of shadows and their influence on our experience of internal spaces. Research considers the complex nature of shadow that relates to Bachelard’s ideas around poetic imagination, day dream and reverie. Inspired by geometries of dark and shade, working employs a felt, rhythmic action of drawing responding to subtleties of marks on translucent paper surfaces when interacting with light.

Studio working has opened up more mysterious aspects where the ‘homely’ and ‘unhomely’ –ness of architectural shadow are considered.

¹ Tanizaki, J (2001) In Praise of Shadows. Vintage, London.