Works by John Dickinson
John Dickinson’s work engages issues of scale, representation, and materiality to explore how object and image relate. Perceived as objects, architectural models define actual space. Perceived as images, architectural models depict representational space. By emphasizing the model’s physicality or juxtaposing it with items of conflicting scale and use, our tendency to flatten the object into an image is undermined. The two modes of perception are held in tension as the model slides between object and image.