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the a4 paper festival

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Yesterday, I went to the THE.A4.PAPER.FESTIVAL and it was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. All the works that were showcased in the exhibition were incredible. I found myself perusing through the exhibition, basically admiring the works, thinking that they were some of the ‘coolest’ things I have seen in a while. I have recently found that I have a great appreciation for anyone who can make a model out of paper, and actually make it look good… Kait Burrows, you are one of these people. The intricacy of the folds in each piece of paper added to the entirety of her work- swan or no swan. The nature of these folds that were showcased in the sculpture were almost obsessive, but ultimately each piece enhanced the structural nature of the work. The work ultimately was sectioned into two parts- one piece sitting on a stool and the other suspended from the ceiling. These distances and layouts of these two structures and elements added a depth and structural nature to the work, ultimately enhancing its overall spatiality and materiality.

You’re incredibly talented. Solid work.

This image was sourced from blogspot. Thanks for the ripper photo.

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June 2, 2011 at 1:26 pm

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drawing architecture

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The following blog- drawing architecture is a collection of drawings from different designers highlighting and exposing certain aspects of buildings and designs. Many of the drawings are generated by both hand and computer, alas creating this mixed media effect.

They are all pretty spectacular at drawing.

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May 16, 2011 at 1:28 pm

a train ride with MX

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Normally, I read MX magazine on the train to distract myself on my journey. I find that the articles within the newspaper have limited substance.
Despite this, Monday’s MX captured my attention. The image below depicts a man patching a wall with lego pieces. This image was taken at the “dispatch workshop” at Madrid’s Matadero Cultural Centre, which aimed at exploring new ways of repairing things by using unusual, simple or everyday materials.
This photograph is not only interesting, but the concept behind it links directly to the work were trying to do in Kensington Street, as we are intervening with the site, and ultimately forming a critical and personal opinion as to what the future of the site should be. The man depicted in the image below is ultimately patching the wall with lego pieces. This commercialised and toy material used to mend the wall is completely juxtaposed to the condition and nature of the original structure, hence enhancing a message about restoration.

"All in all, they're just another brick in the wall"

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May 2, 2011 at 10:01 am

the selby

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one very very cool and amazing photographer

the.selby.is.in.your.place

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April 4, 2011 at 2:17 pm

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