James E. Tyson*

CONCEPT:

Keenness of proportion, regularity of rhythmic elements, attention to the relationship of the man-made to nature, and compositions.

Efficient sculptural assembly of natural materials; rectilinear and planar forms, clean lines, pure use of color, and the extension of space around and beyond interior walls. In particular, the layering of functional sub-spaces within planes; distinct articulation of parts.

Replacing elaborate applied artistic ornament with the straightforward, innate, visual qualities of granular form. Collective fragmentation: the noble anonymity of contemporary life.

Configuration and arrangement of elements with unified expression, synthesizing exterior and interior spaces. Effortless flow between natural properties and geometric structures.

Modernity is infinite. 

 

*Born in Overbrook, West Philadelphia, he gathered experience in carpentry shops to pay for his motorcycle habit before returning to study at Temple University. He won a scholarship to study at the Universt√§t of Hamburg and later started trading timber. After years of cooperation with Polish manufacturers, he co-designed W-A-F-E-R using optimal pattern geometry, recycled frieze and modular application principles; integrating himself into production efficiencies.