The story behind Urbganic spaces began in the late 1990s. My work has involved morphing of static shapes into designs that are fluid organic structures. In 2001, I started to work as a conceptual designer and progressed into an art director at a New Haven, CT based architecture firm. It was here that I realized that drawing buildings all day consisted of working directly from a grid template. With very little need for curves and bends my work was defined by straight lines day after day. It was not until I stepped out of the office did I realize how we really interact with the structures around us; more importantly how these buildings fit in with their surroundings and nature. In my work, I deconstruct the static grid and recreate buildings that possess flow and unity with the world around them.
With the Urbganic Spaces series, I took New York City living as inspiration. Each depicts a cityscape with organically overlapping buildings. The overlapping and close proximity of the buildings is a direct comment on how living in urban areas sacrifices personal space. With so many people concentrated in one immediate area overcrowding is inevitable. New York City can be a very overwhelming and hectic environment but at the same time it is naturally beautiful, inspiring and full of life. Urbganic Spaces captures various structures that I see everyday; the browstones, churches, office buildings, lampposts and bridges. These particular structures compliment each other and are ultimately intertwined with each other. One cannot walk through New York City and not be engaged with the architecture. The architecture is a major part of the city.
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