DescriptionThe Carpenter Center at Harvard University is one of the few buildings in the U.S. designed by the famous modernist Le Corbusier. It is the location of the Art Department, and one of several art galleries on the campus. The building is moulded out of concrete, creating bold forms such as the arc of the drum and the louvre-like bays of the classrooms. The uniform use of concrete allows for the interplay of light and shadows to become a central visual dynamic in the experience of the building. While the extensive use of concrete might be stark in some buildings, it takes on a sculptural quality for this building with the refinement of details and enrichment of complexity.
Brian Rojo, Arlington, MA. Member Since March 2011 Artist Statement I'm a landscape architect with a curious eye for finding beauty and meaning in unexpected places. My portfolio contains many subjects, with an emphasis on landscape and architectural photography. I worked as a landscape architect for many years until I became disabled with a genetic disorder. As a result, I'm using photography as a means of expression, replacing the artistic sensibilities that I once found in my profession of designing landscapes and gardens. My aim is to seek out strong compositions and unique viewpoints of familiar and unfamiliar subjects. My interests range from rural to urban landscape, from modern to historic architecture, from plants to vernacular objects, from a sense of place to a sense of wonder. Ultimately, I hope to encourage others to find the beauty in their environment, and to be curious of the unfamiliar.