Monday, June 14, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
The Power of a New Day
The bridge is a very neutral structure that connects the contrasting ideas and revelation of power of the two clients. The structure is supported by its ends and acted on its own weight. The power to support itself represents the power of these two women. The lack of support in terms of railing (which is furthered in the elevators) assists with the powerful trait of overcoming obstacles. The clients are self supported due to their power and are in control of their own destiny, hence they do not need any external support. The idea of movement can be seen in the textures as they flow from one to the next.
Miranda Kerr's Office
Miranda Kerr's space is represented by curved shapes that symbolize the smooth path that has led to her power. Her office is very open in contrast to Keller's representing her power based on outward appearance. Furthermore she practices Buddhism and as part of these beliefs chants every morning and evening, practises yoga, meditates and reads about spirituality. These open spaces allow for such practises as the natural environment brings peace and harmony. The different levels that act as walls to her office depict the stages of portraying her power; hair, makeup, lights, camera, action. The path to her office is lined with what looks like spotlights, a metaphor for the her constant public evaluation in the limelight.
Helen Keller's Office
The bridge forms into Helen Keller's office using lines and squares creating boxed objects and corners. As a dominant feature of these shapes it represents the barriers of Keller's life and the struggle to overcome them yet still manage to achieve the power she has today. The steps further this as the stepping stones to her accomplishments. Furthermore her power provides an inspiration and is based on internal success hence an indoor office space closed off from surrounding distractions. A simple desk fills the space for Keller to portray her intellectual capacities through writing and political activities, further revealing her power.
Miranda Kerr's lift represents her power based on her appearance and model career. This is done in a way that the lift exposes her and portrays the beautiful figure she is to the surroundings as a public image. The spotlight that follows her parraells this idea. In contrast Helen Keller's lift is defined by various blocks representing the ups and downs of her power and the struggle to achieve it. The wall surrounding the elevator encloses the space to reveal her personal quest for power and inspiration she is.
The table becomes a combination of the shapes representing Helen Keller and Miranda Kerr since it is their meeting spot. It includes the boxed objects of Keller's path to power and the boundaries she has had to overcome as well as curved and circular shapes revealing the smooth path of Kerr's power. These two shapes, which are identified separately in their offices, now merge together to create a common meeting space for the two clients. The location of the table places the clients within the powerful surrounding of nature as the enourmous mountains enclose them.
The curved representations of Miranda Kerr and her smooth path to power
Table and chairs:
Open space to define her power as an external trait as well as accompany her Buddhist beliefs of spirituality (being exposed to nature).
Space for Helen Keller
Closed space to reveal her inner power. Stairs and boxed shaped represent the obstacles she has faced This is parralled to her filled out work space exploring how she has overcome these barriers and achieved power through literature and political activities.
A neutral bridge to combine the juxtaposing definitions of power of the 2 clients.