Video, furniture, fabric, glass plates, flatware, fake food, and fake candles
Video and Sculpture
My audience is primarily my local community and people who like interactive art. I am currently working with video and projection, for which the work of Tony Oursler has been a major inspiration. I start from a “work with what I have” position. I prefer to re-purpose and salvage whenever I can, for example In “Meatless Monday” I re-use appropriated footage in a surreal, (or absurd), dinner scene combining several source layers. What is unique about my work is my use of material and my application of repetition.I tend to rely heavily on duplication. So I have to come up with interesting and relevant ways to apply it. There is a strong element of duplication/repetition in both of my installations.
I am physically disabled. I use a power chair. So, I try to design with my limited ability in mind. I start with what I can do. And I build the idea on the basis of making something, worth making, that achieves the concept. But even if it’s a painting, I would need help to make a stretcher. For these situations, my father, (now 83 yrs.) is my main resource. But I find it is both necessary and exciting to collaborate. For example, “Impending Doom” was just a video. But I always intended it to be an installation. So the suggestion of projecting onto both matte and reflective surfaces, (to harness “isolation” as a concept), was the moment everything came together and “migraine” became an art installation.