Projects – The Gleamer

The Gleamer

  • Statement

    The Gleamer…

  • This project is the beginning of a larger body of work that transforms the structural breakthroughs of Buckminster Fuller into physical objects for amusement. I am focusing on Fuller’s Jitterbug Transformation discovery which enables typically rigid materials to be flexible and transformable. This project bridges the divide between thinking and doing; demonstrating the a priori nature of art in the practice of architecture. It is a “tongue in cheek” response to Buckminster Fuller’s own obsession with objects of art and his insistence on exclusively architectural expressions of his ideas. The Gleamer is a 15 x 15 foot blanket of tiled aluminum. The blanket can be entered and manipulated from underneath to become a variety of sculptural forms.