RACKETS 2012 – 2017
Rackets” are a group of wall mounted sculptures I have been making in the last 6 years. They are made of wood, photographs, epoxy, and paint and various other materials. Each sculpture is a cacophony of discordant elements that cohere into a robust visual and sculptural presence.
Within each of these sculptures form, void, planes, concavity, convexity, pattern, words, image, symbol, color, the sensuous and the clumsy are forged together into a singular object. These works refer to themselves, and outwards to the world. The results are a visual and symbolic narrative in between the literal and poetic which will take the willing on a journey.
These sculptures assert themselves into the space we share. They have frontality, and forceful three-dimensionality that offer the viewer pleasure from every viewpoint. The conversation between the two-dimensional and the three- dimensional creates a tension and a compelling force.
I begin each work with a seed of an idea or feeling about a piece of wood, a photograph or something less concrete. The components I use to build the work are altered and adjusted, their original nature and purpose transform as they are knit together into a sculpture that gives me the sensation I seek.
“Rackets” are works that share a vocabulary and sensibility with ancient and twentieth century sculpture, commercial signage, and the inelegant contrivance of the high school science fair project.
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