The Forest for the
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
work is illustration…I tell stories about time and our natural and human
environment using familiar images and materials in unfamiliar
juxtapositions creating illusion of concepts we think we know. The present, that fleeting moment between memory and
anticipation and the relation of all three to what we perceive to be
reality feeds the concepts for the stories.
Glass, bones, cast body parts are pieces of the
whole. They are
artifacts/relics of lives once lived and/or ingredients for animistic
objects yet to come.
The use of glass speaks to the duality of our
lives, relations of thoughts to actions.
Glass is an architectural building material with both properties of
strength and vulnerability, protecting and revealing simultaneously. The
reflection and transparency create play with light giving the work an
animism that invites the viewer to explore the dualities expressed by
glass of beauty/danger, security/vulnerability, voyeurism/participation.
With layering of the materials, images, and forms, the work tells
stories of relations of generations of human and natural worlds and our
dependence on and struggle with each other throughout time.