My research aims at reflecting on the relationship between site and narrative, time and discovery. My approach suggests possible links between surface and form that comes alive through narrative. These objects are constructed and montaged to generate structures and systems, which reference translocation and circumstance.
I investigate the potential hybridization of natural and synthetic materials. I am deeply invested in simple and well-crafted processes of portable construction that playfully combines colors, textures and pattern. I manipulate these materials to create works by sewing, pattern drafting, painting, cutting, printing, collage, photocopy, folding and building.
The installation includes the archive and activation of Land art quilts, fabricated tools, landscape maps, inflatables and wearables that transform as descriptions for which they function are revealed. The installation asserts formal innovations deploying a high contrast palette of color in tandem with shapes and pattern as language that explores the formal potential of mixed media and soft sculpture. Each of these sculptural objects and accompanying suite of imagery can be read as narrative cues that touch not only on the history and language of object-making, but also launch imaginative fancy. These become objects of reflection on the instability of time, future or otherworldly, suggesting navigation and fictitious utility.
The gallery highlights the relationship between event and documentation into a personal and precarious action. Between the future and outer space, the result is an imaginary world that debunks and dethrones the viewer. The installation is not an anchor or endpoint, but rather a wandering dialectical prompt to explore in situ reflections of a earnest approach to the entire landscape, reflecting the culture back on itself, walking the line between present and future, reverence and satire.
Struts Faucet and Media Center:
Sackville, New Brunswick Canada