I am a site-responsive artist who uses simple, temporary materials that evolve into sculptural work. With twine I make three-dimensional drawings to emphasize obscured elements within recognizable objects and correlate the symbolic with lived experience. My work is multi-sensory and requests participatory involvement that reawakens the simple intrigue of looking. Lines expand and contract in spaces examined to uncover hidden meanings and encourage appreciation for what they are. Inspired by both the interior and exterior, I look for sites where nature has been permeated by manufactured elements or ways in which structures can communicate certain particulars about the current human condition.
Both natural and synthetic light interests me as an additional drawing medium. I believe the use of light encourages one to slow down and reconsider where they are standing. Blacklight creates an incorporeal feel to the installations because the work is experienced in the dark, an unconventional way in which to view art. Light influences the design of my work as a form of emphasis, highlighting the lines that accentuate the intricacies of the surrounding elements.
I have been invited to participate in the Hambidge Art Auction and Performance Gala at the Goat Farm Art Center in Atlanta, Georgia on May 31, 2014. The work I have proposed is a large scale, site-specific installation based on Atlanta’s original name, “Terminus”. The audience will be able to interact with “Terminus” directly: the piece will be a work of art that people can walk directly into and become submerged by blacklight illuminated twine. A video of Brooklyn subway trains will be projected onto the work and the walls behind creating horizontal movement against the verticality of the line. Conceptually, “Terminus” references Atlanta’s public transportation issues, a city that is rapidly growing into the emerging artist capital of the US.
Funded by Awesome Without Borders (March 2014)