It has been my experience that the design process was a systematic and chaotic unfolding or unconcealing of the ultimate object of our devotion. Years ago, I imagined Michelangelo Buonarroti standing in front of his block of Carrara Marble, tools in hand, removing everything that was not David. In my pursuit of balance and symmetry, I remove rather than add as the process in the Wallace Shop Drawings reveals.
I’ve always enjoyed the study of Architecture and my first expressions/studies in design, material and process were generally homages to the great masters of the 20th Century.
Tribute to & Julius Blum, 1983
If there was one axiom that resonated with me, it was the Mies van der Rohe koan ‘Less is More’ and to that end, it has been my personal mission to simplify and clarify the project currently consuming my affection.