Architectural Tattooing

Body art changes over time, as humans mould their identities to shape dominant economic models.

P2180673Please compare professional “wood style” architecture (structural wooden beams, sheets of glue board stiffened by wood chips, covered in plastic sheeting, held together by plastic tape, covered in a wire fence, in preparation for plastering) with its neighbour across the street (structural wooden beams, clad in wooden lumber, covered in chicken wire, plastered, with its orifices covered by plywood sheeting.) P2180776

The art form adapts to dominant technologies. It’s the same here:

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Shortly after I made this image, this art was painted over in grey. The same will happen to the plastic, glue, wood and fence-wire body above.

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