Structures, both physical and social, have captured my imagination for quite some time. I am particularly interested in how structures shape, but do not determine human behavior and experiences. This shaping is at times subtle (like soaring heights evoking grandeur and power) and at other times overt (such as an aisle for a bride), however it is rarely questioned.
All human-made physical structures consist of lines, arcs, and angles. These elements are integral to the strength and stability, as well as the aesthetics of these structures. In some places, they are part of the decorative finish, covering the underlying structure. In other spaces, the underlying structure they form is exposed and embellished. However, in many modern spaces, the lines arcs and angels of the underlying structure are the decorative feature. Yet, in each of these settings, decisions were purposely made about how the structure is presented. Thus, regardless of the actual purpose of the structure, the design is intended to offer a pleasing aesthetic experience. This exhibit explores the aesthetics of these lines, arcs, and angles.