This entry is dedicated to Rasit Rejwan Tellioglu. He contacted me from Turkey to ask for a little bit more background info on how works from the Tower Series come together.
The Tower Series pieces are meant to be slivers of an urban environment. These slivers of familiar scenes are usually peripheral or overlooked. Once highlighted, these scenes can develop into landmarks of personal meaning. The idea of these pieces came to me while i was driving around some unknown streets in Portland Oregon. From certain angles, the street could look like another place I knew (sometimes they would look like sections of places I had once lived). Once my particular view of the place changed the sliver of similarity would disappear.
I looked through some old photos and believe that I can detail the process through the creation of the piece called "Destinations of the Day" from the Tower Series that consists of five pieces. See below:
Below are some more process shots from various Towers made over the span of the Series. "Destinations of the Day" was the final piece in this series and led me to begin making the Building Block Series.
Everyone-I hope you find this interesting.
Rasit- Thank you for your interest. I hope this is the information you wanted. I hope all is well in Turkey, because....
...in a totally unrelated turn of events, I am departing for Istanbul in five hours!
It is crazy how things work sometimes.
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