Open Sessions 2
The Drawing Center, November 2014

After Lebbeus: A Model for Drawing was built in response to paper architect Lebbeus Woods' posthumous 2013 exhibition at the Drawing Center. My aim is to underscore Woods' exploration of ethics, human psychology, and the built form. I drew from the model as a daily performance, When visitors to the space spontaneously began drawing the model themselves, I incorporated them into the work and documented the resulting drawings. The work was recreated in 2015 at the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum in San Antonio, TX.

After Lebbeus, A Model for Drawing (Drawing Center)
Patte Loper After Lebbeus, A Model for Drawing (Drawing Center) Salvaged material, duct tape, latex paint, DVD player, iPod Touch, animated video shown as a loop
After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing
2014
Salvaged material, duct tape, latex paint, DVD player, iPod Touch, animated video shown as a loop
52" x 50" x 75"

Patte Loper After Lebbeus, A Model for Drawing (Drawing Center)
After Lebbeus, a Model For Drawing, detail

Patte Loper After Lebbeus, A Model for Drawing (Drawing Center) Still from animated video
Getting Large Eye
2014
Still from animated video

This animation was imbedded into the structure at various points and at different sizes. Responding to the emphasis on visuality, as well as the bodily qualities of Woods' drawings, this animation, based on what can be seen through closed eyes during meditation, explores the relationship between human physiology and spiritual 'visions'.

Patte Loper After Lebbeus, A Model for Drawing (Drawing Center)
Exhibition Shot, Open Sessions 2, The Lab, The Drawing Center

Patte Loper After Lebbeus, A Model for Drawing (Drawing Center)
After Lebbeus, a Model For Drawing

Patte Loper After Lebbeus, A Model for Drawing (Drawing Center)
After Lebbeus, a Model For Drawing, detail

Patte Loper After Lebbeus, A Model for Drawing (Drawing Center)
After Lebbeus, a Model For Drawing

Patte Loper After Lebbeus, A Model for Drawing (Drawing Center)
After Lebbeus, a Model For Drawing, detail

Patte Loper After Lebbeus, A Model for Drawing (Drawing Center)
After Lebbeus, a Model For Drawing, detail

Patte Loper After Lebbeus, A Model for Drawing (Drawing Center) Salvaged material, duct tape, latex paint, DVD player, MP3 player, animated video shown as a loop  approx.
After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing, installation shot, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum
2015
Salvaged material, duct tape, latex paint, DVD player, MP3 player, animated video shown as a loop approx.
12' x 35' x 11'

Patte Loper After Lebbeus, A Model for Drawing (Drawing Center)
After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing, detail

Patte Loper After Lebbeus, A Model for Drawing (Drawing Center)
After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing, detail

Patte Loper After Lebbeus, A Model for Drawing (Drawing Center)
After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing, installation shot

Patte Loper After Lebbeus, A Model for Drawing (Drawing Center)
After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing, detail

Patte Loper After Lebbeus, A Model for Drawing (Drawing Center)
After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing, drawing in progress

Patte Loper After Lebbeus, A Model for Drawing (Drawing Center)
Drawing by Visitor

Patte Loper After Lebbeus, A Model for Drawing (Drawing Center)
Drawing by Visitor

Patte Loper After Lebbeus, A Model for Drawing (Drawing Center)
Drawing by Visitor

Patte Loper After Lebbeus, A Model for Drawing (Drawing Center)
Drawing by Multiple Visitors

Patte Loper After Lebbeus, A Model for Drawing (Drawing Center)
Drawing by Visitor