Single no. 22


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I like to blur things The artist Anish Kapoor once observed that we live in a fractured world. While this statement may have been more socio-political in nature, I can't help but apply it to visual experience when I think of our contemporary relationships to space. In the present culture of quick results and rapid movement, we understand the surrounding world in short bursts of information. We travel quickly through space, often resulting in blurred form and content. I'm interested in this sensibility; to me it speaks about the space between viewer and subject, where time and density play a role. Although I work often with landscape as subject, I like to think of it as a vehicle for exploring that space between. I'm less interested in identifying a specific site in my work, and more inclined toward creating a familiar anchor of some type- a single tree form perhaps; something for the viewer to hold onto while considering the space and how we see it. Time plays an important role in this regard, and the quality of edges- where relationships develop- speak to this element through their nature in the image. Other bits of visual vocabulary also begin to emerge in the space- scribbled written language, organic scrawl- adding more voices to the recipe of a human response to a spatial experience. I also work within the language of abstraction, utilizing it to approach space from a slightly different direction. These are ruminations on surface, on shallower space, on the aging aspect of time. Based loosely on a trip to Tuscany and Venice, where our domestic idea of old is challenged by the surface qualities developed through the ages of history, I'm interested in exploring these pieces from the ground up, or down: layered statements about space/time.