This body of work is from
my series called STATE and was produced in the fall of 2004, during
a particularly crucial (and unfortunate) U.S. presidential election.
Examining concerns of probability and odds in relation to threatening
geological phenomenon, like iceberg collisions and landslides, I am
considering the relation between statistics and territory. Jagged, fractured
forms suggesting regional segments, set a stage for dislocated equations
that maintain a suspended and unresolved conclusion.
How does our sense of belonging correspond to an institutional state?
Why is the rational and the ethical arrived at by a system of numerical
totals? Is it possible that this body of land can become a receptive,
open body that doesn't act out of fear and selfishness, isolating and
splintering the people that live within it- and among it?
I am looking for an alternative geography to opposition and polarity,
where division doesn't function as another form of fuel. I am looking
for open spaces, unoccupied and available, located, retrieved and rescued
spaces. Spaces that can become new territory to build on and work from.
Some works in this
Styrofoam, paint, wood, metal, contact paper
Inches: 16"(length) x 12"(width) x 16"(height)
cm: 40.6(length) x 30.5(width) x 40.6(height)
Studies for Berg
1 & 2
marker on graph paper
inches: 11"(length) x 8.5"(width) each
cm: 27.9(length) x 21.6(width) each
wood, paint, vinyl siding, tape
inches: Dimensions variable (aprox 20" high for scale reference)
cm: Dimensions variable (aprox 50.8cm high for scale reference)
wood, fabric, paint
inches: 30"(length) x 12"(width) x 8"(height)
cm: 76.2"(length) x 30.5"(width) x 20.3"(height)
inches: 28"(length) x 14"(width) x 10"(height)
cm: 71.1"(length) x 35.6"(width) x 25.4"(height)
wood, wood veneer, felt
inches: 57"(length) x 45"(width) x 5.5"(height)
cm: 144.8(length) x 114.3(width) x 14.0(height)