Lessons Beyond Lazaretto: Tontine represents transitioning decades of an in person hands-on course, restructured for teaching remotely online. With persistence, ingenuity, patience, humor and loaned tool kits, we found our way. In fact, I am proud of what they have produced!
I selected Pi as a central element to represent research, analysis, the development and sharing of knowledge. Geometric symbols pierced into the Copper Vessel are positioned around the rim with a pierced triangle and a circle followed by a pierced square. This references the first three digits of Pi: 3.14. Proportions of the vessel and thickness of the copper sheet extend this correlation to the first six digits of Pi: 3.14159.
The Sterling Cuff, seen from directly above creates a reflection onto the planished texture of the coper vessel. This bends light to create a visual reference to the letter C, as in ‘Covid’.
For the Lazaretto Structure, lumber pencils are a metaphor for community, society and institutions