Formally, the plane is the first principal upon which all of my work is based -- with how the plane acts physically, and as illusion as the dual narrative. Walls, floors, ceilings, penetrated by doors and windows offer up an infinite narrative and theatrical possibilities.
Architectural fragments and the ambiguities of space and place represent time in material form -- 18th century garden follies, ruins, and old architectural plans, each with their attending fictions and veiled truths. As place cannot be experienced vicariously, I use fragments of materials and images, to construct tactile spaces and fictions to create places that can be experienced.
As I grew up in the house that my architect grandfather, Thomas Leslie Rose, designed, I was drawn into the spaces of architecture at an early age by that first experience. I trace my interest in the phenomenology of place to those early experiences in the house on Scott Street. My projects employ a sparse theatricality and architectural simplicity.