Kerry Francis Reeds and Planes, 2015
Image Size: 285 x 380 mm
Paper Size: 285 x 380 mm
Edition of 10
Printed and Published by Auckland Print Studio
Price: NZ $330
Kerry Francis: Architecture is the discipline in which I have spent the whole of my working life.As an architect I have always drawn--architectural drawings are loaded with meaning; they are dense graphic codes for the translation of information from one medium to another (from paper or digital surface to concrete and timber).Equally, as architects, we represent buildings--we do not make them--there are always others involved, and it is in these ways the collaborative processes of making prints have natural resonances with the processes of making architecture.
The prints play with the codes generated by marks...they are constructed surfaces where marks both sink and swim in the warm white of the sheet...they are traces of the calculating marks that are scratched on brick walls of abandoned buildings or printed in the sharp black ink of product labels...marks that record and records that mark...they are sumpictures. ______________________________________
KerryFrancis is a Registered Architect who currently teaches Design Studio and Construction in the Architecture programme at the Unitec Institute of Technology.
He is deeply fascinated by the role of drawing and drawing processes in the making of architecture. His other research interests include local modernist landscape design and the influence of China on local architectural and urban design culture.