what is the shape of things ?
so- im thinking about this installation and considering the shape of the maslows diagram......and what i want to stick with and leave out - what is relevant and what is not
why a hierarchy? it isnt a symbol of unity but it is of individualism....or is it ?
From the dictionary - a system in which members of an organization or society are ranked according to relative status or authority.
"the initiative was with those lower down in the hierarchy"
Similar: pecking order, ranking grading, ladder, social order, social stratum, social scale, class system
more thoughts -
- a peak of heaven and a floor of hell ?
a purpose or a struggle never to quite reach an un known void . a grounding base.
but what if it was on its side as a symbol to move forward - eyes face forward and what about that other space we dont see can that be a mirror image
- what if the circumference or volume was a mirror of sorts
ancient pyramid a symbol of strength, long lasting, survival, of being long lasting
why 3 equal sides ?
judgement is also connected to this in many ways
the shape of the scales (a triangle) and ones judgements we have on each other with too much or too little- whilst the chart is a nice chart and healthy for ones own idea to check where they are at is the triangle the right shape - its good to look at it all ways to continue with my own design for the installation . i personally like the idea of the void and keep thinking about anish kappor work and infinity.
Leila Houston (London, 1977) is a visual artist whose work investigates the social, political and historical aspects of a place.