Enveloping Space: Walk, Trace, Think, spector ripps project space, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, site-specific installation, 2014

thresehold, nylon cords, pine, MDF board, rubber bands, copper crimps

thresehold, nylon cords, pine, MDF board, rubber bands, copper crimps

left wall, enclosures 1-12, paint, tape, thread, stickers on kozo paper, 19.5 x 26.5 inches each, 2013  

left wall, enclosures 1-12, paint, tape, thread, stickers on kozo paper, 19.5 x 26.5 inches each, 2013

 

swipe, wool felt, chalk dust,  plywood, pine

swipe, wool felt, chalk dust,  plywood, pine

In contrast to the intimacy of mapped space in two dimensions, my installations are three-dimensional environments in which you can walk—explore--respond. Aspects of my drawings are further developed with architectural guidelines and expand materially. Scrim walls, cords and flexible divisions of space align or overlap to shift perception as you move into a central location. The enveloping atmosphere of translucent material filters exterior awareness leading to a gestalt of writing, marking, tracing, silence, and sometimes unexpected calm.

In contrast to the intimacy of mapped space in two dimensions, my installations are three-dimensional environments in which you can walk—explore--respond. Aspects of my drawings are further developed with architectural guidelines and expand materially. Scrim walls, cords and flexible divisions of space align or overlap to shift perception as you move into a central location. The enveloping atmosphere of translucent material filters exterior awareness leading to a gestalt of writing, marking, tracing, silence, and sometimes unexpected calm.

Located in the center of the surrounding walls are two benches with slots for 4 books and writing pens. Each book has my introduction and invitation to sit and contribute to a commonplace book. Historically used for compiling quotes, stories, observations, thoughts, or reminders that often escape us unless we are still, commonplace books are much like blogs.

Located in the center of the surrounding walls are two benches with slots for 4 books and writing pens. Each book has my introduction and invitation to sit and contribute to a commonplace book. Historically used for compiling quotes, stories, observations, thoughts, or reminders that often escape us unless we are still, commonplace books are much like blogs.

Enveloping Space: Walk, Trace, Think, 2014

Enveloping Space: Walk, Trace, Think, 2014