Evan Douglis Studio Architecture & Design

evan@evandouglis.com

+1 917 568 6337

251 River Street, Suite 204

Troy, NY 12180, United States

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Materials

Molten Colored Glass, Aircraft Cable Nets

Metal Crimps

Mahogany Blow Mold

Metal Piano Hinges, Liquid Metal Skin 

Stereolithography (SLA) Resin

Metal Plated Membrane

Concept
Disagreeable beauty is an elusive quality that is intrinsically paradoxical.  Suspended in a perpetual state of flux, the object of desire oscillates like a pendulum between delirious estrangement and an opposing sense of attraction. Like the perverse spectacle of a car crash, the observer is at once horrified by the iconography of human affliction yet strangely unable to look away as they engage in a perverse and unending ritual of self-gratification. However abhorrent the optics of the calamity may be, there’s still an irresistible urge on the part of the voyeur to indulge in this strange and unsettling space of displeasure. there’s still an irresistible urge on the part of the voyeur voyeur voyeur
 

Seeking to embody this ineffable sense of otherness, the xenomorph series explores the iconography of desire through an evolving metamorphosis of extraterrestrial expressions. The incongruity of smooth, sensuous hyperbolic surfaces reminiscent of imaginary wind instruments, exotic gelatinous sea creatures or strange alien forms are set in stark contrast with the seemingly random and exuberant relief of synthetic biological growth. 
Possessing a range of otherworldly behaviors and curious hereditary traits the xenomorph is sky bound, nocturnal, and self-generative with a proclivity to gravitate towards virtuous spirits, bend time as a means of interspecies communication and emit soft undecipherable utterances at moments of sentient surprise. voyeur voyeur voyeur

Xenomorph

Troy, New York