2020 Time For Change
Found objects, acrylic, resin, LEDs, velvet
55” x 17” x 14”
In my sculptures, I start with found objects, incorporating various media including molded paper, resin, fabrics, black acrylic, encaustic, watercolor, cyanotypes and LED lights. These pieces examine beliefs, perceptions and lore, as well as the history of the objects. Since early 2020, I’ve been focusing on works on paper. I would describe my work as psychological cabinets of curiosity regardless of medium, and I am inspired by all that is Gothic and surreal. On paper, I also use found objects, except these are pressed into pools of watercolor. From these emerge flattened gothic architectural elements, drawn with acrylic pen, which feature openings in which “curiosities” are later placed using photographic transfers. Pupae, insects, dead birds, silenced mouths and staring eyes, all become part of these 2-dimensional cabinets; memento mori along with memento vivere. Just as in Gothic literature, the work is reminiscent of architecture that once thrived and is now in ruin, dark and gloomy forests, evil omens, an overall air of decay.