place is a state of being [2007-2009]
2009 | Paper, pen, pencil, porcelain slip, ink | 25.5” x 19.5”
Philadelphians Never Leave
2008 | Packing paper, ink, pastels, pencil, tracing paper, corrective ribbon | 26" x 24"
White Picket Fence
2007 | Japanese papers, grid paper, porcelain slip, pencil, charcoal 16" x 24"
2008 | Paper, porcelain slip, ink, pencil, metallic pigment | Dimensions varied 36” x 24”
2008 | Packing paper, digital print, pencil, ink, charcoal, metallic pigment, porcelain slip | 49" x 34"
2007 | Paper | 25" x 18.5"
Place is a State of Being
2006 | Japanese paper, typewriter ribbon, porcelain slip | 9' x 6'
Place is a State of Being- Detail
2008 | Japanese paper, ink | 19" x 25"
Antevasin [One Who Lives on the Border]
2008 | Paper, enamel, ink, pencil, porcelain slip | 17.5” x 17.5” x 2.5”
2009 | Papers, pencil, enamel, found image, porcelain slip | 23” x 18” x 3.5”
The Door isn't the Only Way Out
2009 | Paper, ink, porcelain slip, | 40” x 30”
the inspiration for this body of work stems from ongoing questions i have about home; as a political structure, a psychological identity and a physical dwelling. as an expatriate and modern day nomad, there is a sense of displacement and isolation evident in my work. i have lived on three continents, none of which can i call home. i do not own land; i rent space one year at a time and have accumulated exactly four items of permanent furniture; not including a bed.
the idea of land, as a space, a void, a potential home; overwhelms me. but nothingness can be contained and validated by railroad tracks, or a door, or a fence. all function to separate home from not home, government housing from decent living, inhabited space from no-man’s-land. the home i know is temporary and with it comes a level of instability. i am desperate to solidify a vastness and through my materials be able to make a space [home] that is tangible despite its impermanence.