MODERN MOVEMENTS SERIES. 2010 (48"x36")
Encaustic wax, oil, toner, pages of Modern Movements on wood panel mounted on sheetrock.
This series is dedicated to mid-century modern architects and their iconic houses in and around the Los Angles area. The survey was inspired by an eclectic mix of modern chic elegance, innovation, and a fierce modernist spirit which shaped the unique cultural landscape of Los Angeles for years to come.
“Our economy dictates that machine products and machine techniques be the essence of our buildings. We cannot now regress to the bearing wall and to handcraft methods, to forms that repudiate machine building.” — Craig Elwood
“You can pass, in poetry, at a leap from Pope to Blake, for the sleepiest printer can set up the original remarks. But the conception of an architect must be worked out by other hands and other minds than his own. Consequently, the changes of style in architecture must keep pace with the technical progress of the crafts. And if, at the bidding of a romantic fashion, an abrupt change of style be attempted, then the technique of organization required by the new ideal must not be more exacting than those employed by the existent art. For neither technique nor organization can be called into being suddenly and at will.” — Geoffrey Scott