Sculptural Works

At play, within the work, is the exploration of the notions of representational and actual space performing within the same perimeters. This collision of the two spaces has the ability to contradict the surety of one’s initial reading and expose the reality underneath the representational; yet in the same breath it contradicts the surety of any reading, exposing reality as a representation. While this could be read as pessimistic, it is not; it is merely concerned with creating an awareness of our immediate surrounding.

The representational space of the installations is composed of fabricated elements being murals, signs, architectural elements, etc. The majority of these spaces represent fragments of environments where a form of action takes place, however, they are placid, waiting for someone to utilize them. The installations attempt to blur the line between viewing (spectator) and being viewed (object). Individuals can enter these spaces and interact which thus turns them into an element of the piece, i.e. the actual space. This occurs when a second viewer encounters the individual participating inside the piece. The two-dimensional works employ this idea of spectatorship as well. On the simplest level, these works throw light on heroes, idols, and athletes all too human qualities as well as re-evaluate the objectification of these beings.

These works take a recognizable object and allow the viewer to make use of that object in a way that will lead them to a reading of the work via the path of their own experiences and the individuals that surround them.

-2004


New Work  |  Drawing  |  Painting  |  Collage