::Winner: Architect’s Newspaper 2018 AN Best of Design Awards - Best Temporary Installation::
Trickster is an installation made of wood harvested on-site and patinated copper mesh. It was completed as a residency at the children’s literature garden, Bookworm Gardens in Sheboygan, WI. The trickster plays an important role in indigenous storytelling. They are not Human. They are often of animal form and/or natural phenomena. They teach us to free our minds of all that complicates this world. They teach us about our own flaws and human-centered thinking. They do not make sense or seek purpose. This piece is a full-scale exploration of work that has only previously existed in speculative drawings and models. Observers are encouraged to tell their own trickster stories about it.
Trickster is an animal that exists without categorization.
Trickster revels in paradox.
Trickster subverts the onerous obligations of architecture; program and form.