This piece discusses us in reference to time. To consider the moments of being physically present within a space, but mentally present somewhere else. There is no beginning or end to this work, only the time you choose to stay. As flecks of gold dance in an unforeseen turbulence it offers a moment for a viewer to transcend. Suspending reality for only an instant, or an eternity.
I love you so, I wish you did not go
We are all so beautifully, and tragically human
These are still images from a video installation which discusses my exploration of what being human means within my artwork. We all have fears, troubles, and doubts; sometimes they are so vast that we cannot see the infinite potential we all possess. The potential to become more than our human body contains us to be. To become a mountain, a valley, or a landscape in general. We are so much more than the sum of our parts.
This piece discussed the idea of an artificial landscape verses it’s physical depiction. Through the use of images online I constructed a panoramic version of the Himalayas. While the images were accurate, the recreation of them fell flat due to a depth of field I could not obtain through a photograph. I was interested in the feeling one gets when standing in front of a landscape, and the lack of feeling to seeing it in a photograph.
When considering the idea of home, I found myself making a connection to the keys I take everywhere with me. While each key I carry is not only representational of the places I consider home, but also this time in my life. The realization became clear that these keys are temporary, as are the locks that they open. As my life progresses, one by one these keys will become obsolete. With that idea in mind, I began to consider the teeth of the key as a type of landscape; giving the obsolete object a new context.
This work focuses on the area a piece of artwork occupies. As viewers, we respect the atmosphere art emits and do not intend to infiltrate it. I am interested in creating work that divides a space, but also causes the viewer to think about what the space becomes when work is removed. I am not only creating artwork through a medium, but also through negative space. In doing so, I hope to convey to my viewers that artwork is not only the piece that sits in front of you, but the space it contains and transforms around it.
This piece exists in a way that divides the room and creates a path for onlookers to traverse, despite its unimposing nature. The material is visibly incapable of supporting itself in conflict with an outside force. However this arbitrary barrier perpetuates an aura around it, which forces onlookers to distance themselves from the work. This artificial, arbitrary barrier, like many others in our daily lives, is preserved by its interaction with us. This piece is a representation of the barriers we are faced with in life. While they seem extremely difficult at the time, in hind site they are as delicate as floss.