Hello Gentle Readers:
I am making the largest project of my life and I really, really wanna share it with you! Wheeee!
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I am an artist in residence at the Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics (PCfN). What is neuroaesthetics you say? You can read some definitions here and check out the lab at Penn here. I am really, really enjoying my experiences there and I can say with full confidence my mind is blown. Down to matters more prosaic. As an AIR I need to do a project and I decided my project would be to build a dome based on biophilic design. Biophilic design is this.
WHY THIS PROJECT? My goals (possibly lofty), intentions etc--
- To create a space inspired
by biophilic principles (but not based on them!) that encourages a
"spiritual experience" that (maybe) centers one's consciousness at the
center of ("the") universe (Doesn't ALL art do that, really?) In other
words, to attempt a "unification" of scientific and spiritual "truth".
create a space that encourages reflecting on the 'blue marble" from the
inside. (Hopefully reflecting on climate change, habitat destruction
and the interdependence of all life on earth)
- To underscore the primacy of imagination and to call attention to the futility of objectivity in a good way! :)
- To honor the history of architectural and ecclesiastical stained glass (specifically creating an intimate environment in which to view a stained glass piece)
- to make my largest project ever (and possibly one of my last if my arthritis is RA or gets a lot worse)
- To prove I can do this
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