Perimeter was inspired by Johannes van Rijnberk’s Spolia Drawing of Union House Building Ground Floor, one of a series of drawings using historic plans reanimated with digital technology.
For me, I couldn’t shake the stark reality that Union House had been earmarked for demolition. A kind of dissonance lingered with me and shaped this work.
Buildings are places where people make things happen. Within the walls, the boundary, the perimeter…action takes place. I used charcoal and the weight of my body to imprint the paper’s surface. The mark that remains is reminiscent of a scar or burn, and denotes the perimeter of Union House, foreshadowing its passing.
In the meantime, the current life of the of the building goes on, reflected in the glass of a once functional wall cabinet.