ARTIST STATEMENT

 

I recall when I was a child that my favorite object was a rectangular-shaped rubber eraser. I was captivated by its straight edges and perfect angles. I was afraid to use it lest the shape disappear.

In my recent works, I revisit the objects that fascinated me in my childhood. My works resemble the shapes and forms found in nature. The shapes are repetitive. Forms are comprised of many individual smaller shapes connected together into larger shapes.

In the “Sunlight On Water” series, a basic shape is repeated to make a whole. Each piece begins with a single four-sided pyramid, which is replicated into a pattern filling a large square area.

These patterns are important as a means of expressing growth. The growth occurs gradually. It cannot be seen and can only be noticed with the cumulative effect of time.

The finished piece is a “snapshot” of this cycle of growth. It is finished in the sense that we see only the present. We are privy to neither its beginning nor its ending.

 

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