Model Room, 2007

Model Room

Posted by Kathleen Fenton on Nov 3, 2007:

“Don’t miss this room! It’s not glamorous but it is filled with brilliant concepts — the basis for all the finished work and more. You could spend days in there.”

Beauty 360 degree room One-way colour tunnel Notion Motion
Sunset Kaleidoscope model room aerial
Room for One Color Yellow vs. Purple ventilator Your Mobile Expectations


  1. MJS
    Posted October 31, 2007 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Went to see this whole exhibit during my visit last week…This room felt like an alien playground, such variety, with each part holding its own rigid, self-contained structure, almost a prelude, appetizer, to the more color-intensive parts of this exhibit…I think what struck me the most was all the different, yet deliberate attempts to force my sense to adjust, focus and intepret – shape, size, color, texture – so engaging, one of the best times I’ve had in any museum in ages…

  2. jay
    Posted November 2, 2007 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    I think it was a mistake to show this, it shows the obsessiveness with formal things that people never really appreciate with his work. it’s like people talk about how emotional or connected he is, and the room feels so disconnected with emotion, reminds me of buckminster fueller, who’s work no one considers emotional

  3. Kathleen Fenton
    Posted November 3, 2007 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    Don’t miss this room! It’s not glamorous but it is filled with brilliant concepts — the basis for all the finished work and more. You could spend days in there.

  4. James
    Posted November 5, 2007 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    What I found most interesting in this room was the smell. I didn’t notice it, consciously, the first time I entered, but upon entering it the second time, it created a very uneasy sensation. The pieces were representations of the smallest building blocks of matter.

  5. jes
    Posted November 27, 2007 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    I liked this a lot, it is a modpoge of things put together and they look great. I loved the “Disco” ball hanging from the ceiling like a giant kelidoscope. 🙂

  6. M.
    Posted November 30, 2007 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    This was like a mad scientist’s workshop. Everywhere I turned, I saw something crazy and fascinating. It smelled like old newsprint or cardboard, which added to the workshop feel of the place.

  7. ana
    Posted December 22, 2007 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    the exhibition was a revelation in the smallest details. like looking at the deformed perspectives in the moving mirrors of the escher like maquettes. i was really awestruck with the geometrical beauty and the fluidity of the light.

  8. Anonymous
    Posted December 26, 2007 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    art is very important in our world

  9. JC
    Posted December 26, 2007 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    where are the other two?

  10. Meghan
    Posted December 29, 2007 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    Being a mathematician, I loved this room! Math is art and art is math.

  11. Anonymoose
    Posted December 30, 2007 at 5:32 pm | Permalink


  12. Annie
    Posted January 3, 2008 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    I was amazesd by the frozen car. How did you get it in there without it melting? When i walked in i felt like a popsicle at Safeway! I also LOVED the way that you made one room completely yellow. It made my mom’s eyes look like a cat! The hallway of mirrors was also really cool. I noticed that one of your pieces in the model room, looked like the model for the car, well the outside of the car. I also really loved the mist/rainbow piece of art. It was really interesting too that you made the floorboards porposely squeaky and make a noise in that one water illusion room. GREAT work and I hope you keep up the good work!

  13. Posted January 17, 2008 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    There was a sphere in one corner, tucked away like it had nowhere else to go. But I couldn’t take my eyes off of it – it gave the most interesting reflection of myself standing in this room with all these objects around me. A fisheye view. Looking at it I felt like I was part of the exhibit: kid in a black sweater, looking into a mirrored sphere.

  14. Diana
    Posted January 19, 2008 at 1:08 am | Permalink

    I wanted to touch everything in the room. Bad, bad patron….

  15. blap
    Posted January 19, 2008 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    i really liked this room because
    it was the kind of stuff i like to

  16. donna
    Posted January 26, 2008 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    Couldn’t get enough of this room. Wished I wasn’t with a friend and could have stayed longer. Totally fascinating, deceptively appearing simple geometric forms, yet truly complex and wonderful–the perfect place to bring school students. Thank you.

  17. Posted February 1, 2008 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    I have no more to say than this – wonderful metamorphosis.

  18. olive
    Posted February 3, 2008 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    i love everything in here!

    especially the awesome lego toy.

  19. gahsa stinson
    Posted February 7, 2008 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    very good

  20. frances
    Posted February 21, 2008 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    Simple materials for the most part, but complex in execution. The first time I visited I thought all was done by hand–then to learn that he employs computer programmers, geometrists, glass cutters, welders, etc…WOW

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