Columbia University GSAPP: Architectural Drawing + Representation / Babak Bryan
Date: Jan. 2009-May 2009
The cyclamen flower is unique in its singular transformation between inside and outside. The petals invert 180 degrees to reveal the inside of the flower, which becomes its permanent state. I focused on this one particular aspect of the flower in the drawings, beginning to describe, analyze, diagram, and finally invent a drawing that represents this critical transition of the petals inside-out. The drawings portray the physical growth as well as rate of rotation, constantly striving to capture the instantaneous. The stages of movement include the reflection and rotation of the bottom and middle petals, the overall growth and reflection of the top petal, and the continued rotation of petals after full inversion occurs.