genePool, detail of installation for Interior Particular (Jane Lackey), Meadow Brook Art Gallery, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, 2003

  genePool 2, 1   (of 4),  paint, ink, sheet cork, molded plywood, 32 x 91 x 6 inches each, 2002   

genePool 2, 1 (of 4), paint, ink, sheet cork, molded plywood, 32 x 91 x 6 inches each, 2002

 

        smear (3) , paint, ink, sheet cork, molded plywood, 44.5 x 45 x 2 inches, 2000

      smear (3), paint, ink, sheet cork, molded plywood, 44.5 x 45 x 2 inches, 2000

  smear (3),  detail

smear (3), detail

  scrape/swab (2) , paint, ink, sheet cork, shaped plywood, 33 x 32 x 5.5 inches(each), 2001    

scrape/swab (2), paint, ink, sheet cork, shaped plywood, 33 x 32 x 5.5 inches(each), 2001

 

  scrape/swab (2),  detail

scrape/swab (2), detail

In the late 90’s, I was intrigued with our genetic makeup mapped from blots of human tissue and condensed to four letter repeating sequences signifying order and chemical composition—a confounding simplification. My shaped paintings often contained snippets of these elements mixing fluid paint smears, genetic sequences and marks from my fingerprints. The concave and convex sculptural form of the work initiates self-measurement, haptic engagement, reflection and places attention on our sensory receptors.