In General
My work straddles the boundary between sculpture and painting. I use discarded and recycled plastics as molds to create multiple casts. The resulting casts reveal the minimal industrial markings of the containers they come from but also evoke imagery of erosion and fossilization due to the organic casting method and materials. The cast sculpture/paintings, which I refer to as slabs, are made from dry powder pigment, pulverized marble and binder. The palette (shades of blue, white and black) is suggestive of geologic materials such as coal, graphite, marble and lapis lazuli. 

I’m imagining a fiction about our future environment in which a multitude of disposable and non-biodegradable containers will fossilize and become trace evidence of our 21st century throwaway culture – geological forms in the shape of industrial mass-production. 
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The Format
Plastics dictate a certain kind of serial formatting to me such as grids, stacks, sequences etc and so this is often how I assemble my work. These formats directly reference how plastics are designed, shipped and displayed, while also suggesting industrial fabrication and minimalist art. 


The Floors
The casts are made on top of a temporary floor that is later picked up and incorporated into the installation. I'm interested in using the floor as a component of the larger body of work because I like the way it records all the marks, spills and pours of studio process, preserving the studio history and the act of casting. Together the floors and the casts create a self-referential loop about trace evidence.

 

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