Duplication is an anomaly. Form and pattern constant still yield serendipity through mere repetition. As materials become layered with medium, this palimpsest records and reverberates altered representations. Deformations and density drive micro differences in resolution. Shifting and stereographic, the image deviates from its predecessor. Over time the landscape expands to the point of converging at the edges. Abrasions, rifts, and serrations, flatten down to the cumulative evenness of the horizon. This chrono-description of the landscape reveal its intrinsic property of reoccurrence. Architecture is an anomaly. Even though forms and patterns are constant, narratives and people yield serendipity. As materials become layered with light and touch, architecture records and reverberates these altered experiences.

White and black acrylic paint on linoleum block pressed onto clear transparency film scanned with Cannon CanoScan Lide 400. Original size of each is 8.5 x 11”
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Nicholas Gervasi

Nicholas Gervasi is a Design Director at Terreform ONE and Professor at CUNY New York City College of Technology. He earned: M.S. in Historic Preservation, Columbia University GSAPP, M.Arch, B.Arch, Tulane University.

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