where is my mind…. in september i will go back to uni and start the diploma again. I should be drawing and getting my skill and hand and eye back in… I cant help having a feeling of dread though, all I have done recently is the odd sketch here and there….
trying to release the mind into meaningful architectural musings… there is something in my head, but Im struggling to grasp and visualise this….I have a yearning to do a large drawing… why am I holding myself back.
The first five pages from my sketchbook when I started the diploma are full of faces, now that I have had a break from study, things are clearer, I can focus. I am ready to return in September. I should start drawing Architecturally again now.
A start has turned into a fervor of work and anxiety about Architecture, the diploma is a challenge greater than the degree. Yesterday a tutor from the last year of my degree asked if I had any images of my portfolio that I showed to get me onto the degree course, the truth was I got onto the course because I was older than 21, and not because of my first ever attempt at an Architectural model.
I love that model, it reminds me of my naive ambition, I keep it on my desk, still proud of the little wire wool tree. The model is well proportioned and would make a good size house if measured at 1:100. I purposefully made it small, so it was easier to carry to London on the train.
diploma has begun, and under the eyes of the renowned Neil Spiller and Phil Watson, I tentatively began, not appeased with a sprayed white model and some drawings which skirted around my given site, I at pain produced this site plan, I have forced my self to think at some depth about my own agenda for the site - I’m thinking aggregates and Herbert Duprats Caddis Fly tubes.
at the beginning, the work comes hard.
Some of the images from my Bronze submission including the postal portfolio on A3 in an off the shelf folder and the disc with the all important 15 slides included.
Diploma starts next week..its time to leave the Land Observatory behind… to rot into the sea…
The Land Observatory was nominated for the Bronze Medal award at the RIBA, here I show 7 of the 15 sheets that I submitted. I am not confident of my chances of winning the medal, but, I had to try. These sheets are a bit more polished than my usual style, I was tempted to spray them and flick paint over them and leave my smudgy finger prints on them, but I thought it would be disregarded by the RIBA…as a result, I dont think there is any soul in any of these sheets.