Sunday, February 13, 2011

A very Particular Moment

Linn Meyers spoke about her work at the American University Museum at the Katzen Art Center. Her work has a presence that is at once ephemeral and confusing to the senses. She makes her work with its demise in mind: when the show time is over all is wiped out with buckets of white paint, leaving nothing behind than its memory. Yet she likened that to a lot of permanent work that we may have seen once, and it struck a chord with us, but when we talk about it we do so from memory. I wonder though how the work might look different if there were no such temporary aspect to it; how does permanence affect what we make, because we all like to create things that extend beyond our limited lifetime. "A line represents passage of time" Linn Meyers is quoted in her catalogue, and maybe that is why her work can only be temporary: because it is entirely made up out of lines. Infinity seems suddenly tangibly close.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Lines and their shadow

Lines are an extension into space, real or imaginary, reaching across an invisible shift in dimension.

Monday, February 7, 2011

From Skin to Skeleton

Food for thought. How the process of decay is affecting the immediate environment.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


An interesting mix of end products: coal, mold and a poisonous concoction from precious metal sanding rinse off. All are the end of one process and the beginning of another. They contain a form of life within themselves, however hidden.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

dead or gelatin?

The people of Pompeii surprised in their sleep by the terrible ash, and immortalized in their coat of lava

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ash Production

Here it is; the charring process and its results- what beautiful ash!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Draft artist statement

ART522 Artist Statement
The shapes and reflections of gemstones in their crystalline form inspire my current work. I dissect their angular geometry into different layers made out of metal or clear acrylic. The resulting flat shapes are then reassembled and stacked up to produce new forms. Each layer is a slight variation of the other leading to rhythm around the edges while keeping the flat facet at the top. Some of the pieces remain as a single layer piece; others are formed with square wire allowing for play around the edges and contrasting with the solidity of the flat layers. All of them reflect on the depth and beauty of the original inspiration.