Walking around where I live or work, especially as it is in a City provides me with a wealth of subject matter, right on my doorstep. It doesn’t matter what kind of project you work on, you are influenced by your environs. I walk around and I see Silver Machines – inspiration is everywhere…
Science Fiction takes today and projects it into tomorrow. There’s a building I pass each day, it’s the Bristol University School of Biological Sciences – Life Sciences building. Around the back of the building’s stone façade, which fronts onto St. Michael’s Hill is the silver clad building that, taken out of context could be in a film.
The building curves and towers and shines in many kinds of light. It seems to beg you to enter it, it seems to soar. Composed of repeatable segments, it is a regular form but at every turn, it appears to belie its repeatability. It forms a backdrop and becomes centre stage.
For me, although it helps me look to the future, it also makes me look back, to a specific piece of music. I stand before it, look up and want to take a ride