Inspired by earlier work with reflective qualities this column brings the outside world into a visual mirror. The illusion of reflecting materials create a space where the column becomes bigger than itself, engaging the eye to look beyond.
L'espirit de Escalier literally translated means “the spirit of the staircase.” It is a description of the feeling you get after leaving a conversation, when you think of all the things you should have said. This is for me an expression of the often mixed blessings life provides us. We may not always get life right in the moment but there is always a chance to get it right later.
Similar to other columns, the use of reflection in this work draws the onlooker to become a part of the piece. Altering the space within the reflective material creating a window into the outside world. Like a mirror that takes up more visual than physical space, this piece moves and interacts as its audience does so.
I have always had an interest in quantum physics. Watching an experiment take place produces an entirely different experience than being absent from its results. Engaging with this series causes you to become a part of it. You can see the work change as you are reflected in different angles and lights.
As a continuation of the series inspired by quantum physics, Here, There, and Again creates a visual change for each viewer. Bringing forth ones own experiences and combining it with the reflection of their clothes and movements, this particular work is a window of reflexive information.
The last in the quantum physics series, this intricate work displays bumps, twists, turns, a deep coiled reflection of space illusion. The juxtaposing reflections show what is outside of the piece itself and engages the eye to see how the world is presented.
One becomes critical of what they are doing when the mind is involved. We half create what we see and combine it with what we believe to label and understand what surrounds us. The Gold Hedge raises these questions of how is it we see and perceive? Attempting to avoid the frustration that often appears within non representational abstract work.
Downpour is an exploration of my interest with movement and visual interest. With mass media and advertising our attention span for grasping information is now as little as three seconds. We have become flooded with visual cues and material. The most successful material is that which adapts to this constant change every three seconds. This is the foundation of the moving and intricate materials that I work with.
Similar to The Gold Hedge and Downpour this piece deals with reflection and perception. The material sparks an array of colors that bounces the eye around the curves and shapes. As we try to piece together this non representational abstract work we are questioned by how it is we perceive.
These columns are my most recent work. These pieces almost rise up from the floor with a reflective quality that mirrors and distorts their surroundings. I am constantly fascinated by how we see the world and how our mind manipulates our individual perception of reality.
The title is a reference to the famous painting by Salvador Dali called, "The Persistence of Memory". This is the painting you will remember as containing melting clocks. Like Dali's painting, the pieces of "Insistence" are also distorted. Dali's painting present a surreal landscape where objects and even time are warped. Everything is recognizable but warped and distorted, much like the view of the world we all have because of our own perceptions.
The Golden Bough was the first in a new series where I am using highly polished reflective material to bring the outside world into the work. This piece was named for Sir James Frazier's book the Golden Bough. It is a compilations of myths and stories of religions around the world. Virgil used a Golden Bough to walk through the underworld.