the uncanny silence

the uncanny silence series (2017)


Current working 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 mysterious nature of shadows that relates to Bachelard’s ideas around poetic imagination, day dream and reverie.  Inspired by geometries of shadows, working employs a felt, rhythmic action of drawing responding to subtleties of marks on translucent paper surfaces when interacting with light.

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