Mixed Media. Installation: all walls and built in shelf occupying 120” x 11” x 30” small object installation. Displaced Objectives/Convoluted Conjuncture, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial, Long Island City, NY, 2012.
The Hanging Drop Slide, Test Tubes, The Drip Reaction Tray Object wall. Detail on Shelf.
The Display Case
The objects created become precious, unique and worthy of display similar to the systems of the natural philosophers ‘wonder room’ or in other words like a cabinet of curiosities for the natural history displays. In this scenario the display case itself, becomes the object to marvel.
The Tools and Utensils
These objects are used to conduct my process, become work with in them selves. These objects become an extension to the piece in which it was used for, a partner in creation, so to speak. Highlighting these objects heightens the importance of the actual process (matter changing through natural earth cycles) because it gives proof that the patterns appear, no matter what form or vessel they meet contact with.
The Hanging Drop Slide
The significance of this object it not always scene with the naked eye, but with the assistance of the microscope, patterns and forms are illuminated. The sublime intrigue of the process is exposed under magnification.
The Test Tubes
The transparency of glass gives ability to witness the law of supposition as solutes and sediments form strata and liquids evaporate, pattern is left behind. The shape and volume of the glass tube allows for a small amount of samples to be experimented with.
The Devonian Rocks
Rocks are a true nature-made, that hold a history of time, and their journey admits to the forces of physical change. When I found these specimens they were not rocks at first but vessels-rock cycled vessels from the earth.
The Mortar and Pestle
An iconic set of tools for grinding, powdering and mixing. This vessel is essential to the preparation of materials that I utilize in my process. Looking into this object is not only part of its functional operation, but it becomes an enchanted intimate experience of witnessing and producing physical change.
The Paper Cup
The vessel that started it all. The malleability of the paper cup and its commitment to holding liquids are not the only important facets of this object. Truly, it is the papers capability to allow transformation, within its contents and within its own structure. This object can be left as a closed cylindrical form or opened up, multiplying into new form.