manzanar, one
alexandria
          I
     II
         iv, v, vi
  
c.s.

step, stoep, stoop
Surfridge
hut house

pro forma


corner crowns

motels
      i
        ii


crystal city

     ojichan’s home
        bench
                dust

     otf


about
Mark
Pro Forma
2021 // Found drywall panels, wood, joint compound, nails, spray paint, fiba-tape


There is a beauty in the objects of our built environment which we take for granted – the faux marble vinyl tile; the unfinished, unpainted piece of door trim; the grey bare drywall panel; the yellow mesh of the fiba-tape. The ultimate aim to be part of something more, their qualities are quickly hidden, covered, painted, and patched over. They are forgotten, their individual nature smoothed and subsumed into a greater whole. Pro Forma attempts to reexamine and perhaps reappreciate these everyday objects and products found in the world of building and construction through their re-composition in unconventional ways.

The elements in this work were either directly found on construction sites, in the trash, or were left over from previous building projects. By using discarded pieces around Boston – leftover drywall, the last of the joint compound, unusable bent nails, crown moulding, and door trim offcuts – I hope to find new use for some of the waste that inevitably results from a building project.







Mark