My artistic expression explores ways in which various objects, once fragmented, have the real and symbolic potential to transcend time, space, memory, and the vision of our common existence. My interest manifests itself through exploring and examining ways in which memories exist in everyday objects, and how that experience can be exposed by peeling back the visual and metaphysical layers to reveal their inter-relationship.
The fragmentary architectures represent to me - and hopefully the viewer - a glimpse of the remains of a past existence, either personal or by association. This is achieved by juxtaposing found architectural items and pairing them with “fragile” items that create a balance between stability and fragility; a cut veil, if you will, exposing memories and associations that were once erroneously thought of as safely concealed.
By the rearrangement of archeological objects of people's lives, a bridge can be created between the physical and psychological world, given that the objects they represent are not themselves in attendance, but are, more accurately, a souvenir of memory. The work decompresses time and space in order to invent it anew.
All of these elements combine to form a specifically balanced amalgamation of materials, shapes, and entrances that are being morphed into a new metaphysical reality (dimensions of existence, planes of consciousness). Components are employed toward a whole new beginning, a temporality in which future, present, and past draw heavily on one another.
For example, depth and access are created by juxtaposing layering, lighting, and openings to create a play between the additive and subtractive process. Alternating between interior and exterior views, (depicted from varying point of view) also suggests a human presence, though it is absent. Shadows and perspective, as well as an opening through a plane, and spaces of color and light, alternately invite feelings of liberation, emptiness, or apprehension. Nothing is lost or created, but rather transformed.