IN ISOLATION

The act of confronting our humanness—our imperfections, our tendencies, and our desires—defines my sculptural work.  I am interested in the viewer’s identification with objects that insinuate a human gesture.  I have recently explored how installations of grouped, similar forms can create a space for such confrontation.  What originates as a familiar object—be it a sock from a grandfather’s drawer, or a key from an abandoned piano—becomes a means of investigating each other, and ourselves.  Not only are the relationships between objects to be considered, but also the relationship between those objects and us.  As one asks of my paintings, “Does form belong?” one might ask of my sculptures, “Do I belong amidst these forms?” 

 

 

A Statement on Sculpture
TOT, May 2012