My works explore skeletal structures and industrial landscapes with an emphasis on process and potential energy.
The use of household paint, plaster, wire, and concrete on homasote as a medium replicates the raw materials that are involved in the construction of buildings—and that reappear as structures deteriorate. Each layer camouflages and interacts with the one beneath; homasote covers metal studs; concrete, wire, plaster, and paint cover the homasote. The flexibility and malleability of the homasote, in particular, invites violation, desecration, defilement.
The result accentuates imperfections and the ephemeral, drawing attention and interest to a state of being that is usually covered up at construction’s end, avoided, or simply razed.
New York, 2012