Hallway Bench, 2020
ash, india ink
Evoking the philosophy of Dutch architect and Benedictine monk Dom Hans van der Laan, the form of Hallway Bench is drawn from his esoteric theories of ratio and scale.
Van der Laan’s plastic number, based on the ratio 3:4, determines the relationship between the legs, top seat and shelf. Derived from a cubic equation, the ratio responds to three-dimensional space and the lived body.
This inquiry is brought in a reconsideration of the semiotics of domesticity, spaces in-between or in transition emerging as a point of interest. Neither in entrance nor in exit – the body situated in a state of anticipation, flux. A structure to hold the body in repose in this place unseen.