tecton

 

tecton

The TECTON is a buried insertion; a sunken monolithic vessel partially exposed. Sited at an abandoned mine it plays on the geometry of geological substrata. The form is created from the extraction and reassemblage of layers of the earth's crust. In realigning the scars of the industrial process, the mark of modern civilisation, the Tecton acts as a reclamation of lost spirituality from the devastation site. The stone stairway sharpens to an accentuated point, extending to the heavens and descending towards the earth's core. At the bottom step, the viewer is bathed in a wall of light, penetrating from an aperture at the surface. The shaft of light illuminates the richness of the hidden depths forming a gateway to the underworld. Ascending from this cavern the stairs converge towards the infinite and disappear in the bright expanse of the sky.