Stone and snow
Stone, sticks, and fire
Stonexus Symposium-- Ventura, CA
Debris wrapped around trees during the storm.
I intend for this assemblage to embody the energy, direction, confusion, absence, and emotion of tropical storm Irene. I’ve extracted the directionality of the flood, and have brought that moment, embodied in the resulting debris, frozen in time, inside to observe.
The wraps are without their trees, gathered around a table; headdresses without heads, slabs without houses, inedible crops, nonexistent fish; a legless table— itself represented by space alone.
I work with the materials that are found around us, often stone, and with natural processes and the weather itself. I sort, assemble, and place, to watch and to learn; to see, and engage.
Materials: Collected flood debris found wrapped around trees, flakecore, polyurethane, copper wire, creosote, rain water, sunlight, and steel pipe.
Roofing slate creates a beginning middle and end.
Nails pulled from an old deck are placed beside each other on a scanner bed.