Decay takes many forms. I observed the Devil's Slide Bunker perched precariously on constantly eroding sandstone. I was fascinated by the way the concrete and sandstone were eroding at different speeds, creating beautiful forms.
This work stemmed from a desire to create a cantilevered form that resembled that of the original bunker. I wanted to use two materials and achieve two separate formal textures - that of the rectilinear and that of the organic.
Early into the material exploration I created a process of suspending concrete with molten wax inside a form. By simultaneously pouring both mixtures, the concrete would billow into wonderful cloud-like forms and allowed for a rectilinear top and bottom. I then melted out and recycled the wax.
Like the bunker itself, my forms are destined to fall. As the material supporting the load erodes, the heavy top begins to slouch. I tried to combat this with steel reinforcement - using those same building techniques as the bunker.
After achieving repeatable though one-of-a-kind results, I moved into the digital realm. Using Grasshopper I enacted similar forces of decay upon a rectilinear block. I meshed the final form and eroded the fidelity, arriving with a similar form - though this time facets replaced clouds.