Unfurled is a reflection on how we view place - from the vista and from within. A viewpoint demands a set place of orientation, but to completely view the piece you must walk in and around it, which changes the perspective and the rendering of the composition. Scale shifts and the gesture become activated, and the piece unveils itself in time. This piece was presented as part of a solo exhibit, Three Stanzas, at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, MN
flashe paint on paper 5, 8 ft panels, 2015
The creation of Unfurled was made possible in part by a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council with fund appropriated by the McKnight Foundation
The Dazzle Camouflage of WWI war ships inspired this large-scale work on paper. The disruptive camouflage, referred to as Razzle Dazzle, was painted on the hulls of navy ships and designed to disrupt a telescopes ability to locate range by distorting a ship’s contours. This large-scale work is not an attempt to mimic the technical mastery of the phenomena, but rather an approach to translating the philosophic poetics and formal language of disruption. The panels hang like tapestries, presented as objects in an unmediated form.
Flashe Paint on Paper, 96" x 200" 2014