Inherent in architecture are the psychological effects of enclosed spaces and the light, geometry, and materials that define them. How we decorate a room and what colors we choose also affect how we experience place. Interiors can reflect an inhabitant’s experience and can also be a metaphor for a state of mind. I find inspiration in symbols that exist within the built environment. Doors, windows, and hallways are portals that create visual and psychological transitions between spaces, interior and exterior, known and unknown. Overlooked corners and long corridors can harbor and generate a sense of expanded or compressed time. The confounding light in space can give the viewer an emotional and haunting feeling or a sense of optimism. In this on-going series, Interiors, the psychology of space is defined by architectural and metaphorical elements including light, color, and transitional spaces, aiming to create an emotional and reflective experience for the viewer that oscillates between believability and fiction.
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