bricolage

"towering", was awarded "honorable mention" at the capitol hill arts workshop and second place at the district arts gallery

my assemblages emerge from his interest in bricolage: assembling from what is available. As Claude Lévi-Strauss notes in his book The Savage Mind, bricolage is a kind of improvisation in which the bricoleur observes, catalogs and then assembles. Likewise, as I work, I try to develop a spatial and material dialogue within an entirety. The work is the result of an on-going exploration into decision making processes that result in formal, spatial and material assemblies. This exploration led me to Improv theater classes in which I practiced the rule of "Yes, and", a rule that obliges performers to listen to one another, to agree and then contribute to a situation. The goal of "Yes, and" is to develop a situation until it resolves into logical or even illogical conclusion. The situation or scene "ends" when there is a sense of resolution. On reflection, I feel that the assemblages have been sculptural Improv: A listening and a contributing to situations until there is a sense of logical or illogical resolution.

enclosing

enclosing

enclosing

encircling

encirling

encircling

plaiding

plaiding

plaiding

pressing

pressing

pressing

winding

winding

winding

juxtaposing

juxtaposing

juxtaposing

winding ii

winding ii

winding ii

laminating

laminating

laminating

towering

towering

towering

"towering", was awarded "honorable mention", capitol hill arts workshop 2019 exhibition, by design and was exhibited at the district arts gallery in frederick, maryland in late 2019 where it placed 2nd.

spinning

spinning

spinning

spinning was selected for the maryland federation of the arts 2019 exhibition off the wall, waverly street gallery

barking

barking

barking

encircling

trajectories

trajectories

trajectories is my first piece that I suspended from the ceiling as an experiment to disconnect it from the earth, if that is possible...

it earned 2nd place in contemporary art gallery online

whirling

whirling

whirling