Lumber Pile, 2010
Acrylic, ink, paper, canvas, relief prints, gold leaf, and metallic powders mounted on styrofoam, 4' X 5' X 7'
In this work I am thinking about wood grain and internalizing the forces of growth and flow apparent in its patterns. As this experience is refracted through me, the mood and skills of a day or an hour become equivalents to the forces which affect these patterns in nature. The record of my days of thinking about wood grain can be used as wood—as paneling or as a scrap lumber pile.
When making a sculptural scrap pile I use the patterns to cover styrofoam facsimiles of lumber which accumulate as a suspended pile. My intention is that over time this pile will accumulate in the air (like a memory bubble), and the way it accumulates will be affected by each new space it occupies.