Solo exhibition at Florida School of the Arts, 2016
video installation, porcelain, and other elements
I think of text as material. Heaps of pages, heaps of thoughts, accumulate like the earths crust to form the histories of our collective culture. When Im not working, I try to read as much as I can. I like to take parts out of their context and study them for a while. I often collect these passages, much like the way I would save a found object. Sometimes these texts will find their way into my work.
In this installation, the porcelain is rolled paper-thin, carved with text, and used as a surface for image projection. Bright white and delicate, porcelain mimics pages of paper a perfect ground on which to embed words. It also serves as a symbolic or emblematic material that represents a veil or membrane between two realms reality and fantasy, self and world (i.e., flesh), natural and synthetic, or past event and present experience.