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 series include:

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)

accompanying drawings:
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

Beside Inside
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)

mixed media
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)