Caesura is an environmental installation that serves as a place to retreat and refocus—to provide an intentional pause in the daily onslaught of information and distraction. The winding, connected paths are reminiscent of a person’s train of thought when untethered from technology.
Materials & Form
The installation is made of four levels ranging from 18” to 36” tall to allow for sitting or leaning. The base is made of a light-colored stone with wood paneling on the taller levels. The foliage and running water work together to create a space that is inviting and encourages relaxation and stillness.
The original brief for this project required designing a table or other gathering space according to the conversation that would be had in the space. As my project progressed around the idea of conversation itself, I was led to this maze-like form. Technology has the tendency to lead our conversations in a straight, predictable line and muffle our internal dialogues, rather than the natural meandering and dead ends that come with in-person conversation.
I began with sketches and built a model by hand. Once the specific layout and dimensions of the space was determined, I utilized a CNC cutting vendor to create a more precise model.