The multiple little buildings presented in Mix and Match City encompass an eclectic range of styles that were nonetheless all made from a selection of just six basic shapes.
In this model city structures resembling classic art deco skyscrapers from New York or Chicago, Aztec pyramids, adobe masterpieces from Timbuktu, Persian towers, pan-Asian pagodas and suburban Aussie bungalows all coexist harmoniously. And if they can, maybe we can too?
At a time when the notion of home seems more important than ever, Mix and Match City is a mini utopia, a gesture towards a better future.
I constructed this iteration of Mix and Match City while staying the the 1940s art deco ‘cottage’ as artist in residence at Hazelhurst in August 2020.