Infinity No. 1, gelatin silver print (2008)
This project focuses on architecture of E. Fay Jones in his Sky Rose Chapel in Whittier, California. Focusing exclusively on the interior, which inspires introspection and contemplation and moves the mind to connect with the outer world, the photographs aim to capture transcendental quality of the architectural design.
The striking feature of the design is the "disconnected connectors," a network of crisscrossing bracings that span the ceiling. At the heart of this complicated feature is a simple pattern. Through the seemingly unending repetition and variation of this simple pattern arises a complex and infinite network, which is entirely abstract yet recalls the organic and natural world.
Light plays an essential role in how space inside the building is perceived. There are windows on all four sides of the building, including a large skylight that spans the ceiling. What one sees, and how one experiences the building, changes with the passage of light and time. Each given moment brings unique impressions. Light disturbs the symmetries and creates a sense of continuity between the inside and outside, as if the interior space somehow extends far beyond the building's walls.