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Temple Assembly

Part of a series of posts about a residency at Hlaðan in Iceland. Here is a series of photographs taken during the construction of the felt temple. You can see how the whole structure is composed and draped over strings under tension, and built up from the bottom to top in the same manner as shingling a roof.

As it was being built, the space seemed to take on its own character, gazing back through it toward the windows on the west side of the barn, I felt like I was looking at some sort of winged creature.

The bottoms of the low hanging panels were all trimmed and I loved the way the sun came into the space and created raking shadows across the floor.