Steps, drawing

Steps

acrylic and graphite on paper, 107″ x 96″

Steps is a study of the floorplan of the Temple of Venus.
It is a large mixed media on paper examining the geometry of the spacial relationships. I created giant compasses and unique drawing tools to hold pencils and brushes to create multiple marks with one movement.
The radius of the main circle was proportioned to be the distance of my son’s arm, and his hand prints mark points on the circle.

Charlemagne

acrylic and graphite on paper, 107″ x 96″

This large drawing on paper is a study of the floorplan of the basilica built by Charlemagne, the Aachen Cathedral in Germany.
It is a large mixed media on paper examining the geometry of the spacial relationships. It is drawn as if faceted, as the vaults of the ceilings in the space were built.
These drawings are first layered digitally, because many of the hand-drawn floorplans vary. Then I project the image to get a general proportion that is interesting to human scale, then I measure and draw all of the geometric shapes from center points.

The paper hangs from binder clips with wood strips to support paper at top and bottom.

License

acrylic, chalk and graphite on paper, 107″ x 112″

This large drawing also had an iteration as a wall sculpture and study, “Le Galluce.” This large drawing on paper is a study of the floorplan of the Temple of Minerva Medica in Rome in the Licenian Gardens.
It is a large, mixed media, drawing on paper examining the geometry of the spacial relationships. It is drawn expressively, allowing the movement of my arms to radius circles.

 

Montano painting

Montano

acrylic and graphite on paper, 107″ x 96″
Montano is a drawing from a floorplan only found in Giovanni Battista Montano’s sketchbooks. I can find no other visual reference for it.
Its looming figurative presence like a classical bust inspired me to draw it large. I very much imagined the viewpoints one would have walking into that building at any scale as I drew the shapes, columns and vaults of the plan.

St. Costanza painting

Costanza

acrylic, chalk and graphite on paper, 74″ x 109″

Hedonic Map Visualization 2013 ArcScene

Hedonic Map Visualizations 2013

Hedonic Map 2013 Lake to Lake Hedonic Map Visualization 2013 Downtown Hedonic Map Visualization 2013 Central AustinDigital Images created in Photoshop, ArcScene, and ArcGIS, 24″x24″, each 2013

The images utilize and are keyed to a color spectrum of the emotions by Robert Plutchik, who theorized how all emotions work together to create wholeness in our selves. From his theory, my own data collected through interactive surveys, and specialized mapping programs, I created this visualization of the collective Austin experience.