DAVID BELLARD

MASSING

 

 MASSING

In architecture, the term"massing" refers to the perception of shape, form and size of a structure. For the average city dweller, the form and function of the architecture around them is ever-present and so massive in scope that most people's interaction with structures is reduced to a daily three-dimensional drone. In the MASSING series, the pieces mimic a visual record of this visual drone in our eyes by compacting (or massing) the information into the most basic, nondescript shape prevalent in structures, the square.

The MASSING compositions are created from transparency film shot from the office rooftops in the NOMA district of Washington, DC. MASSING 1-4 were part of a commission for the Washington Project for the Arts LOBBY PROJECT in 2015.

MASSING 1,   ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM RANSPARENCY FILM - 24”x24” - 2015

MASSING 1, ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM RANSPARENCY FILM - 24”x24” - 2015

MASSING 2,   ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM RANSPARENCY FILM - 24”x24” - 2015

MASSING 2, ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM RANSPARENCY FILM - 24”x24” - 2015

MASSING 3,   ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM RANSPARENCY FILM - 24”x24” - 2015

MASSING 3, ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM RANSPARENCY FILM - 24”x24” - 2015

MASSING 4,   ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM RANSPARENCY FILM - 24”x24” - 2015

MASSING 4, ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINT FROM RANSPARENCY FILM - 24”x24” - 2015

MASSING 1-4,   AS DISPLAYED IN THE WASHINGTON PROJECT FOR THE ARTS LOBBY PROJECT   •   ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINTS FROM RANSPARENCY FILM - 24”x24” - 2015

MASSING 1-4, AS DISPLAYED IN THE WASHINGTON PROJECT FOR THE ARTS LOBBY PROJECTACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINTS FROM RANSPARENCY FILM - 24”x24” - 2015

 
MASSING 1-4   IN QUAD FORMATION, ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINTS FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM, 52” x 52” [4 PIECES 24” x 24”]

MASSING 1-4 IN QUAD FORMATION, ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINTS FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM, 52” x 52” [4 PIECES 24” x 24”]

The MASSING 1-4 acrylic mounted prints are currently available for purchase as a set. Contact me if you are interested in purchasing the acrylic mounted set or commissioning different sizes and print options for your project.

MASSING 1-4   IN QUAD FORMATION, ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINTS FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM, 52” x 52” [4 PIECES 24” x 24”]

MASSING 1-4 IN QUAD FORMATION, ACRYLIC MOUNTED PRINTS FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM, 52” x 52” [4 PIECES 24” x 24”]