Thursday, September 9, 2010

Office Window

There's nothing really that interesting about this image, but it becomes somewhat more interesting when you know what it actually is. It's a window to an office in the Russell Wright home in Garrison, NY. (He was a designer and an early ecologist in the '50's). It's made from cardboard rolls (toilet paper, paper towels, etc.) that have been bent into ovals and then covered in plastic. The shapes are very organic, like leaves or stones, and I'm sure that's what he was looking for. He wanted to blend the natural environment in with the man-made structures, and vice-versa. In the photo, I like the way the light coming through on the left side gives it some color picked up from whatever's in the room beyond; and how it's focused in the middle, but then a little more blurry and dark towards the right. It's floral on one side, and then rocky on the other, almost like nature versus nature - a flower bed amongst rocks.

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