#BALUSTER#SeiShonagon 2015 240 x 60 ø wood, messing, dyed silk and kimono fabric (Maruroku Co.)

Baluster; vertical moulded shaft, square, or lathe-turned form found in stairways, parapets, and other architectural features.

In these vertical shapes, the notion of sculpture is introduced by the baluster structure as archetypical alibi of western architecture. As the totempole structures fact and fiction into a web of autobiographic hypernarration, so do materials, shapes and figures map out an aesthetic field relating to certain alegoric and symbolic meaning. By stacking and adorning the sculpture becomes an allegoric persiflage of shapes and materials that evocate ethnic simulacra, attaining performative qualities present within the figures they reference.