SAD: Hello! How are you today? What's on your mind?
BC: I am doing very well. Mostly PechaKucha right now. The next PechaKucha is in a week and we are busy getting ready for the event.
SAD: What's your relationship with your different art and design practices?
BC: Given my educational background in sculpture and architecture, I am interested in installations at a human scale, that people can interact with. My public installation often aims to engage visitors in a playful and open-ended experience, inviting participants to question the relationship between functional design and art. I started creating sculptural jewellery due to a desire to design something that is at a much more intimate scale. Wearable art that is focusing on innovating with form to create jewellery silhouettes that frame the body in unique ways.
SAD: What moves you to create?
BC: Design keeps me sane. I sketch daily to sort out what matters to me and my emotions. I think I tend to use a thicker pen when I have a bad day.
SAD: Do you have anything in particular that facilitates your process? People, music, food, environments?
BC: Trace paper roll and grid paper. I don’t like to sketch on expensive notebook or nice paper. I would be too worried to make a mistake, or questioning if the concept is good enough. I also like the idea that I never run out of room. All my design has a strong architectural aesthetic and grid paper helps me to sketch to scale.
SAD: What themes do you find occur in your work?
BC: Clean and minimalist perspective manifests through the use of primary forms, linear relationships and geometrical composition. My work attempts to interpret and respond to cultural, historical and architectural features of a place using a design language that is influenced by minimalist form and the repetitive use of simple elements.
SAD: Are you looking forward to PechaKucha?
BC: Yes! This is a special edition as part of the Vancouver Design Week. We have an amazing group of speakers. One of our speakers, Abi Huynh, designed a custom type and poster for this event. Walrus will be giving out a few gift bags throughout the night. And we will be hosting this event at the beautiful Vogue Theater.