Senior Sculpture

 

These sculptures came out of my desire to incorporate the 2-D disciplines of photography and mixed media into a 3-D body of work. Venom abuses photo paper with graphite pencil, ball point ink, and poured bleach. Daily Wash incorporates xeroxed faces, an inverted clothes pole, a fabricated scrub board, and poetry written on the floor*. Mourning is a splayed photo collage with ruby stain, chenille worms, suture thread, and a eulogy text. Dirty Work possesses a giant floor brush filled with urethane foam, two photo negatives, and drawn, animated flip books. Crushed contains shredded car tires, four infrared photos, and a central running text of alibis (submitted by actual motorists to their insurance companies after running over pedestrians)**. Plant Sex is really more about photosynthesis than photography, and its exhibition was self-timed over an approximate two week period, where the Amaryllis plant budded, flowered, and then finally expired.


* Life-Boy!                               Tide soaks in and washes out…           

   Fab, Bold,                             An old Era,

   All, Ego,                                A foul Breeze,

   Dynamo, Drive,                    A stained Dove,

   Punch and Gain!!                 A muted Cheer.                                 ”IN AISLE 8”  - Kurt Wold



**  “To avoid hitting the bumper of the car in front, I struck the pedestrian”.

     “The pedestrian had no idea which direction to run so I ran over him”.

     “The pedestrian hit me and went under my car”.   (...and the fourth alibi I embellished...)

     “The pedestrian removed both my bumpers, as well as numerous parts of the undercarage”.