Architect Frank Gehry’s process models are perhaps the most famous examples of the use of explorative object construction in the field of architecture. A collection of his models was displayed at Leslie Feely Fine Art in New York in 2013 (Gehry 2013).
Frank Gehry’s collaborative model-making process was portrayed in Sydney Pollack’s documentary Sketches of Frank Gehry (2006).
It is this sketch quality, what he calls the “tentativeness, the messiness,” that Gehry clings to as a way of guarding against formula or repetition.Ultan Guilfoyle, Producer, SKETCHES OF FRANK GEHRY
In a 1980 interview Gehry explained:
“It’s kind of like throwing things out and then following the ideas, rather than predicting what you’re going to do.”www.artnet.com
His models can therefore be understood as conceptual drafts, or three-dimensional sketches, integral to project development and design. Moreover, the structures are admirable in themselves as aesthetically beautiful sculpture.