Artist’s Statement

 

My studio practice concerns the transposition of sound, time and motion into other forms. Most recently, this has manifested in attempts to cast explosions in bronze, but this body of work began more gently as experiments in which traces of the past were conjured out of analogue technologies and made visual. For example, for the Norwegian Wood Drawing (2012), I attempted to divine something of the sadness and brilliance of John Lennon from old Beatles albums by way of a mechanical contrivance that transferred the minute variations of the vinyl grooves onto a paper surface. The result is a series of drawings that, even if in a very small percentage, appear to contained true traces of his essence. Indeed, consistent in this body of work are methods that allow for the energies, motions and essences at hand to be captured and presented in seemingly raw and unfettered forms. As such, the Cast Explosions (2015) are not representations or renditions of explosions, but the actual explosions themselves, albeit in a stilled and permanent state. While there is a strong speculative element to this pursuit, the pieces in this body of work emanate an undeniable aspect of the real, one that lends the pieces a curious and, at times, reliquary-like presence.

 

Curriculum Vitae

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