AR T IS T POR TFOLI O COLTON PEPPELMAN HARVARD UNIVERSITY SELECTED WORKS 2015-2016
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4. SUKIYA DAIKU
Constructed with Charlotte D'Acierno and Yaara Yacoby Steel and aluminum bicycle frame, poplar, steel chain October, 2015
This sculpture deconstructs the banal in order to disorient and perplex the viewer. The monochrome bicycle frame abstracts the orginal form, merging silhouette with shadow. Balanced on the single pin attached to a functioning gear, the bicycle wheels rotate about the splayed frame.
Constructed with Jeff Huang Plaster on poplar base November, 2015
Rejecting traditional modular structures that rely on consistent, patterned surfaces for interconnection, this wall is composed of 15 unique shapes atop an undulating base. By pouring the plaster into lycra bags, we allowed the liquid state of the material to dictate each module's shape, forming to rest upon the conditions below. We intended to mimick the delicate folds of fabric in order to capture the liquidity, which gives each module its precise tectonic fit, in a solid form.
Constructed with Jeremiah Blacklow, Charlotte D'Acierno, Jeff Huang, Eva Xu and Yaara Yacoby Poplar, plywood, canvas, muslin December, 2015
This Hoberman-inspired meditative space transforms around a fixed light source in order to expose the inhabitant to dramatically changing light conditions. Rigid trapezoidal frames rely on fabric joints located at alternating heights to achieve the sharp geometries of the open position and the simplicity of the closed position. Moments capturing the progression from the closed to open positions emphasize the space's phenomenological transformation.
SUKIYA DAIKU POPLAR October, 2015
Heavily influenced by Japanese carpentry, this poplar frame reflects a focus on craftsmanship and tectonic stability. Alternating joints slide and lock into place anchored by wooden dowels for support to create a robust structure that forgoes the need for additional adhesives. The form accentuates the . materiality of the poplar while mirroring the process of making .