A SYNTAX // Work Process
ISCP NYC / BROOKLYN GLASS / EDGE OF ARABIA
My dictionary, made by glass with Leo Tecosky at Brooklyn Glass, NYC
A SYNTAX project comes from my fascination with linking traditional canons with modernity lies in exploring the paradox of perfection. By continually re-examining the perfection and symmetry of Islamic mosaic, the project tries “to find a new language” that breaks with tradition and incorporates the imperfection of combining unique materials and hand made techniques. The challenge of bringing together unusual, often asymmetrical ideas and tactics has become the driving force of all my work.
STEP 1, technical researches : the dictionary will be hundreds abstract shapes translated into glass. The technic used to do it is a « cold » glass technic, by trying to capture the abstract color shapes into clear glass, the craftsmen has to face some of the material limits, and some of his limits too.
After 3 months working, hours of discussions, tens of cutting paper, tens of broken glass, we have our first 3 SYNTAXES .