Sep '05 - Apr '07
Skipping way ahead in the chronological order of this blog, Yuji and I have finished our degree show installation! It will be in Cranbrook Art Museum until May 11th. After that it will probably be permantently reinstalled in Cranbrook's Brookside Elementary school.
Here is a practice version we had done a few weeks earlier:
I'll have more images of the finished piece later, for now here are some photos from Yuji's Flickr site:
A collaboration of Yuji Hsiao and Doug Johnston
A Nest invites all visitors to enter inside to find their own comfortable spot. Furthermore, it is an invitation for people to find comfort together; a space of relaxation, contemplation, and conversation that is simultaneously public and private.
A Nest is honest. The shell is transparent and the materials are visible and used candidly. The shell is made of polyethylene tubing, formed into a web structure that invites visitors to explore its lines. It provides a open yet clearly defined space, which curves in response to its situation in the gallery. The materials used are commonly available and the method of construction is relatively simple, yet results in a complex self-supporting surface. The construction method allows shell spaces to be built in many forms and sizes, and in a short time, while the material is suitable for interior or exterior applications and is reusable and recyclable. The shredded paper inside is all post-consumer, gathered from the Art Academy and from SOCRRA, a nearby recycling organization.
Polyethylene Tubing, Zip-ties, fabric sleves, shredded paper