Light, pattern, and domestic architecture

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Sylvia Jennine Hough (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Walter Barker

Abstract: The Greeks said that to marvel is the beginning of knowledge and where we cease to marvel, we may be in danger of ceasing to know.1 Light and pattern are the main sources of inspiration and investigation in my work. I select and represent abstracted situations involving the light of the sun that so characteristically accentuates isolated chimneys, roofs, gables, cornices, banisters, woodwork, bricks and clapboards of American houses, while simultaneously creating original patterns of superimposed planes of shadows. Light; linking planes, emphasizing diagonals, articulating directions and illuminating surfaces, creates and simplifies the patterns. The directness and source of light are apparent. Light is the medium through which form as pattern is fully recognized in my work. 'Thus shadows are positive and are never accidental or secondary.

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Language: English
Date: 1973

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