Photos of this artist's work.
I love a good tape measure. I obsess over organizational flow charts, phone directories, diagrams, and maps. It must be from my background in political science. I'll pore over these charts looking for others and myself—ourselves among others—everything in its place—justification in the world. I have a desire for action: movement and gesture over stability and inertia. I love lo-fi, slipshod processes. I avoid refinement. My work is temporary.
On the one hand, I try to make monumental attempts at interaction. Here, line and repetition are important. I want to draw physical lines linking together locations or use line to connect disparate identities. I look for lines that might induce interaction between viewers or trip lines that might cut them off at the knees. I like the idea of a tightrope that viewers unwittingly walk over, some kind of path that implicates the viewer within a larger social structure.
On the other hand, I work in themes of insignificance. Line is still important, but here I want the lines to be pointless and impermanent. I've worked in art therapy programs with the disabled and those near death. I'm close to those with dementia and their caregivers. I want to make some visceral connection to the physical qualities of bodies and create a sense of brevity and impermanence. Like a tightrope walk, the connections are tenuous and the walk is precarious. Missteps are weighted with consequence. So I want the processes of creation to be obvious and for my objects to perish and for my viewers to mouth, What's the point?—What is the point? Lines with ending points.
Residency: March 2012 - September 2012
Art Exhibition: Friday, September 21, 2012 & Saturday, September 22, 2012