“I have been producing collage for nearly fifty five years, many of the early one’s were done during long flights or in the waiting areas at airports. Despite their inherent uniqueness – layered compositions of “found” papers, shapes and colors – these colleges are very much of a piece with my architecture. As a presentation drawing is no substitute for the physical experience of architecture, the visual power of the collages derives from the suggestion of the “space” that we do not see: small fragments of letters and pictures with their own histories, former uses and meanings. And, as my architecture is activated by color and light collected on the surfaces of white panels, the silent dynamic of each collage is focused within a standard square frame. It is difficult to view the collages without imagining the architectural grid, portioned and worked over by time, the hand and chance”.
RM – New York, 11 September 2013