I am engaged in making site specific installations employing string and yarn that respond to the unique characteristics of an architectural space. Dissatisfied with a three-dimensional drawing on a two-dimensional plane, these installations emphasize line, shape and form that function as a type of dimensional drawing encompassing space. I am drawing three-dimensionally in space. These drawings are inherently structural; consisting of characteristics of both inside and outside, where string and yarn are stretched taut between two points, repeated rigorously to logically created geometric forms. This is an intuitive and visceral interpretation of space, ultimately forming an immersive environment. One is asked to enter, engage and explore; to become a participant in an environment that alters their perceptions of form and shape.
Conceptually the work addresses the idea of motility and perception. Motility is the participant’s spontaneous and independent movements. It creates shifts in their mental and physical positioning, instigating investigative and explorational modes of interaction. The participant must traverse the area and distance, inside and outside of structure and, in the process, experience the work; this is an open ended act of interpretation. An unexpected use of material captures space creating illusions of movement and structure, confounding the senses, and altering perception at any moment and from any location. A new perception is the sum of engagement and immersion within the work, designed to elicit feelings of slippage in the participant’s senses.
Fort Wayne, IN