Also a bit of… Washroom Wednesday? For this is an art project that is placed at the entrance to the new gender neutral bathrooms at my alma mater, the School of Architecture at Carleton University. I can still picture that washroom entrance, though not surprisingly a bit different in my memory as they were separated washrooms when I attended. But even then there was a relatively prominent concrete block wall as you chose which direction to go, and with this remodel it became all that more pronounced. What better canvas for new art?
Watching the above time lapse is neat, and I do like the resulting art! I find it very fitting for the building and the study therein. It’s not all that unlike a quilt, with panels being personal affairs (the panels were made by different artists) and range in medium, methods, and meaning. From architectural molding to the tools of the trade (one made of pencil points that looks kinda… dangerous?) to carved plaster plans to interpretations of the environment to a drawer pull and beyond, it’s quite a rich tapestry. Nicely, there are also numerous filler panels so that the art can evolve and grow in the coming years.
Very neat! Check out the story and more pictures of the work here.