At the time I was creating this I was living in Mount Roskill and commuting into the city along Dominion Road.
I began thinking about our connection to the land and our city is so one dimensional at times.
It is looking but not seeing building facades as we hurry from one place to another.
I wanted to celebrate the layers of unseen information and to slow the viewer long enough to take a second look.
My process explores tension between the digital and the handmade. Here I have used the laser cutter to engrave GIS files of dominion road onto a hand rolled clay tablet that has been then pressed onto a topographical mould of the site itself. This tablet is then glazed and the engraving marks capture the glaze, revealing a new way of seeing Dominion Road.
AUT Spatial Design