In my art, I imagine the actions of molecules, and atoms. I’m interested in how such unobservable forces mirror the contingent and infinitely complex nature of lived experience.
My installations consist of multiple components that I construct from easily obtainable materials. Through a process of assembly and reassembly these components become a modular system with endless possibilities. They mass into forms associated with nature.
“Dislocation”, my installation in the Five Points Gallery, consists of hand sewn wire mesh cubes of various sizes. The cubes float in a field of wire bundles, all held together with metal cage clips.
In science, “dislocation” can be defined as a form of displacement: A disturbance that causes abrupt change to the original place or state, resulting in a disruptive effect on bodies of matter and their environment. From atoms to climate change, to regions and populations, the effect of displacement is stress, as internal forces must redistribute in response to external forces.
“Dislocation” explores our shared emotional and social displacement. I think of my installation as a “place” for viewers to imagine the invisible forces that shape their own perceptions of an ever-changing environment.