Ziggurat is a pavilion that draws from Brown’s recent photomontage series, Chimera.
Inspired by the lion-headed goat/dragon from classical mythology, Brown is designing with found fragments of architectural photography. Using a technique he calls “stealth collage,” these images embrace our world of relentless hybridity, where anything and everything is a potential readymade, subject to endless sampling and remixing. Ziggurat is clad in Alusion stabilized aluminum foam, a new material chosen for its ambiguous qualities - metal with the texture of stone.
This project was originally commissioned by the Arts Club of Chicago and is funded in part by the generous support of the Chauncey and Marion Deering McCormick Family Foundation. Ziggurat is now within the permanent collection of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.