Gothic Molecules

Two collages celebrating English open timber beam construction: roof trusses, vaults, collar braces, and beams reconstructed into fractal-like volumes.

The original source is the Dover reprint of The Open Timber Roofs of the Middle Ages, published by David Bogue, London 1840.

“The urgency of a close inquiry will be at once manifest, when it is considered how valuable these excellent models must be to us, not so much for servile imitation, as to show the spirit with which Medieval Architects always sought to give necessary construction the most beautiful forms …”

I am a librarian and artist living in Eugene, Oregon — where it is often damp and always green.