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I am a collector of accidents. I like it most of all when I'm rubbernecking. I like cruising along with somewhere, really anywhere, to go and finding some kind of here-and-now along the way. Duchamp called them rendezvous, which I like because the word is suggestive and because it suggests that there is a living thing on the other side of the encounter.
I must be attractive to materials. They are often my partners in the rendezvous. Materials are characteristically slow to warm up, which is nice—all we do is nothing together. Then I am divulged to, a copper pipe is left alone with caulk and colors it. The exposure acts like a slow motion polaroid; I am handed it to fan. A horizontal slit purls a press of expanding foam. A gourd is a body I am a jeweler for. Like every living thing, it does not want to be phenotypical. It wants to actualize, individuate, beat the bounds.
When working with materials I prepare the conditions scrupulously and remove myself. Sometimes this is in the form of a sculpture, sometimes it is a performance. In all these instances I see myself as the event planner: I represent the rendezvous.
I believe that relationship is a fundamental characteristic of form and this is the through line of my work.