Clemson University, 2019
Q: What year are you at Clemson and what is your dream job after you graduate?
A: I am a 3rd year architecture student. When I graduate, I would love to be (including but not limited to and in no particular order) a designer, architect, artist, furniture maker, and material researcher.
Q: How would you describe your design aesthetic/ style?
A: I try to use and reflect the material properties of the medium I’m using. I work in many different mediums, from concrete to watercolor, which don’t always lend themselves to many parallels.
Q:What do you love most about being an artist?
A: I love to work with my hands and experiment with new media and ways of building things.
Q: What are your inspirations? In general and for the selected piece.
A: In my work, I try to be guided and inspired by the material or the process that the piece involves. I’m inspired by nature for certain and traveling to wilder places. But also, I’m inspired by form making, which creates visual and spatial experiences. And I take interest in material construction.
Q:What piece of work or project are you most proud of and why?
A: I’m most proud of the project “Chakrasana” a 16’ x 20’ folded fiberglass pavilion. It was a project under Joseph Choma’s Design Topology Lab, where I worked as part of the design team (with Claire Hicks, Sarah Nail, and Joseph Schere). I am proud of the project because it allowed me to be a part of a professional research project working hands on with an experimental material.
Q: What are some other art related internships, demonstrations, gallery showings, or publications you have been involved with?
A: Summer of 2017, I worked under Joseph Choma, an architecture professor at Clemson. The design team researched fiberglass construction and built an arched pavilion in the Lee/Lowry courtyard. The job took me to Chicago where we presented the research at the JEC Composites Convention. I also participated in the American Society of Cybernetics 2017 Conference, where I was part of a team that graphically recorded a conversation between seven panelists on a 3’ by 18’ drawing.
See some of Wilson's previous work below.