Herb Parker|關渡對話 Guandu Dialogue

關渡對話 Guandu Dialogue

Herb Parker

美國 U.S.A.

年份 Year

材料 Materials
Bamboo, thatch, rope

理念 Statement



I create architectural nature-based environments in the landscape.  My work speaks in a hybrid language from three distinct realms: architecture, sculpture and landscape.  The concepts explore ideas of time, movement, history, culture, community, dialogue, spirituality, entropy and regeneration. I hope to achieve a synthesis with natural forces in the service of architectonic ideals to create a space existing in the theoretical yet grounded in the visceral; sound, smell and touch.

I would like to create an architectural form, constructed with natural materials and exploring the idea of communication. This space is meant to engage the audience through interaction.  
Two overlapping cone shaped structures, each 2.4m in diameter and 4.25m high, will be joined at the top through a tube.  There will be an entrance to each cone on opposite sides so one cannot see who enters the other cone.  There will be a seating element in the center of each cone. I will use bamboo from the region, lashed together to create the form with some indigenous grasses serving as thatch material for the exterior surface.  The thatching will act as a soundproofing element and make it difficult to hear someone outside the sculpture but sound will travel from one side to the other through the top tube shape.  This work will be a place for dialogue and a contemplative environment, embodying a reverence for nature with references to landscape, history, culture and dialogue.