Chosen objects that are readymade, assisted or created are thought of as sculpture. An object’s narrative, metaphoric or visual properties are considered within a process often in tandem with line marker paint. Resulting works are one-offs, in series or in multiple edition.
PORTMANTEAU refers to both the static and the transitory. As a measuring gauge it also is a temporal device, for past and present technologies; a compass for the geographic, definitive or indefinite boundaries of space and place and a cultural finger in the wind tied to oral, pictorial or written narratives tethered to the lore of the road. Considerate of the many variables impacting human and cultural behavior, PORTMANTEAU, its genus as a ‘thing’ to measure quantity is to concurrently blossom into a qualitative framework.
The Death of Edward Hines, 2013, line marker on glass, light, acrylic, shelf, 18″ x 10″
A period automotive tool is attached to a armature scribe used to guide a hand.
The Terra Tattoo Series (1931, 1941, 1961, 1981), 2012, line marker on globe, text work, shelf
From the exhibit ‘Place and Space’ a series of globes circa 1931, 1941, 1961, 1981 are painted with line marker and accompanied by a text work musing on the ‘current’ visual world status of the line marker’s development.
City, Country, 2012 – 2013, street lamp, grain sack, 84″ x 30″
From the exhibit, Place and Space, an Eastern Europe grain sack with a road or line marker motif seemingly powers a North American street lamp circa 1970. The work refers to notions of urban/rural, immigration, movement/transportation and the interconnections of all.
TRANSLOCAL SERIES,1999 –
Cobblestones requested then collected from travelers, compiled since 1999, represent in a micro manner, the line marker’s ubiquity. Like miniature totems of the road, each is augmented with line marker. The glass dome or vitrine underscores each stone’s individuality within a much larger collective, mounted on ever-shifting sand. Europe is represented in this series: Rome, Venice, Prague, London, West/East Berlin, Paris.