Inspiration: Tuft Vs. Turf

Inspiration: Tuft Vs. Turf

Jessica Tata
Aug 21, 2009

How do you decorate a fire escape? While we never really gave much thought to sprucing up our exterior ladder system, this shock of color and texture has a huge appeal to us---we love the unexpected addition to an often mundane feature...

Brian Jobe, a sculptor that is primarily inspired by systems found in nature (think fractals), has created this installation of zip ties on a fire escape balcony, titled Tuft Vs. Turf. Arranged with precise uniformity, the addition of bright yellow zip ties gives the railing a shocking color treatment coupled with a seemingly furry texture.

While this is categorically an art installation, we are not closed off of the idea of applying a similar treatment to different areas of our home! This idea breeds many others in our minds...

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