A BODY OF WORKS FOR DEEP SPACE: MINING MEANING IN ARCHITECTURE
"SHINING" is a body of works exploring the meaning, myths and mysticism shrouding the design for "The Beacon: A Temple of Scenic for Thespians, Theatre Folks and Travellers".
ACT I: "TEMPLE OF SCENIC LIFE"
Three narrative collages explore the scenic life that would be played out in the hotel pool and bath. These collages depict the three realms that the spaces are hewn out from; the Underworld, the Earthly Realm and the Divine. They all come together in one vertical triptych. "Prometheus" shows the top part of the hotel where the divine and the mortal realm meet. "Theseus" portrays how the ground floor becomes a confluence of the private and public life in the hotel. It also shows the labyrinthian pilgrimage that the guest of the hotel experience in order from them to reach their place of desire, the guest rooms. "Orpheus" reveals how the subterranean levels of the hotel celebrates and romanticizes the spiritually and physically cleansing acts and arts of bathing.
ACT II: "WORLD BUILDING"
The collage mirrors the composition of the ancient cosmology of the Old Testament portraying the section of The Beacon as a model of this cosmology. The work reifies the presence of an otherworldly and immaterial site for the hotel.