Peter Winston Ferretto is an architect and Associate Professor of Architecture at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His approach to design can be explained as an experiment in reawakening a sense of wonder in the present environment. His design works focus on the exploration of space and the various methods by which space is generated. For the last five years he has worked as head of PWFEERETTO (www.pwferretto.com). He has recently moved to Hong Kong and is fascinated by the extreme spaces the city generates.
Artwork concept – “Cast Respect”
“Cast Respect” is a sculpture that questions our perception of what respect might mean today. It avoids being either a metaphor or a symbol, two common traits of so many contemporary public sculptures; rather it challenges the notion of what respect might be and ultimately it makes you think.
Respect is a way of thinking, a relative notion that has always to be re-interpreted. “Cast Respect” plays on the paradox of something being both fragile and solid at the same time. Starting by stacking a series of mundane post-its, a fragile object was created that would vertually collapse the second it was completed. Scale and material transform the concept into physicality, a totem that conjures questions and creates a sense of mystery.
1) Casted Concrete
2) Bronze Sheet
600mm (L) X 600mm (W) X 2000mm (H)