Highrise of Homes. Designed by James Wines (SITE Group). (1981) [Ink, wash and charcoal drawing]
This housing structure offers apartment dwellers the unique advantages of garden space and personalized architectural identity in a multi-story condominium. The building is a steel and concrete matrix supporting a vertical community of private homes, clustered into village-like communities on each floor. One of the objectives is to offer a ‘choice, chance and change’ alternative to conventional housing blocks in the cityscape - replacing this imposed anonymity with an anti-formalist collage of indeterminacy, idiosyncrasy and cultural diversity created by the residents themselves.
Ross Ice Shelf (top) and Sunk (bottom)by Mary Iverson, acrylic, ink, magazine photo on canvas.
Iverson’s works portray the ever-present and growing danger that nature faces from globalization. The found photographs of pristine landscapes become obscured by networks of fine lines, sinking ships, and containers that lay strewn across the environment, telling an all too familiar tale of ecological destruction at the hands of mankind. I’m very intrigued by her works. You can check out more at http://maryiverson.com/.