Model World – New Highland Contemporaries 4 (2017)

I was selected for New Highland Contemporaries 4, a group show that was part of Nairn Book & Arts Festival.

For my installation ‘Model World’, I repurposed timber off-cuts from a local joinery into small architectural maquettes and combined them with cement, plastic and fabric. I placed miniature figurines into my model world and made a series of collaged screenprints using architectural Letraset transfer graphics.

In ‘The Poetics of Space’ Gaston Bachelard expands poetically upon the many experiences shared between architecture and imagination, between exterior and interior spaces. Playing with architctural language and scale in these ways incited a childlike imagination in me. I wondered if the fully realised architectural project would live up to the hope of it’s early promise.