Bramante

After finding so much interesting architecture on the walk I began to think about architectural plans – I was really drawn to these plans by Bramante. They use a square as a core principle as a perfect and balanced shape. the coloumn shapes make such interesting shapes – clearly squares but decorative and a little elusive.
This reminded me – along with Bramante’s principle of the ‘perfect’ building – of the diference between the reular and ideal square or grid and the reality of life and wear and decay.
I took latex casts of the clay moulds I had made and with these could make stamps and textured papers. I liked the idea of re creating these ‘ideal’ architectural drawings by hand and in textures taken from real places.

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