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Steffen Tuck foregrounds those aspects of design that are generally unplanned. The ambience of shadows glimpsed when sunlight passes over a protruding pole, the incidental patterns weaved between bricks stacked atop each other to form a wall — the contours and mysteriousness created by these and similar phenomena constitute her primary focal point.
Looking at Tuck’s photos, viewers become attuned to the moods architecture can engender beyond functionality and design. In Tuck’s work, the colors, structures, and chiaroscuros realized by the spatial distribution of objects gives way to a world of aesthetic delight beyond what architecture is purposefully constructed to convey.