<— Rise: Part II of the Momentum Series —>
Interpretations of form and balance
“The purpose of the first show was to build just that, momentum. Not only as a reference to the kinetic nature of some of the work, it is also an analogy to the process of making. When an artist hits their stride and falls into a groove, they physically cannot stop. These periods of intense creativity are broad and prolific. They are not constrained by function, trend, or the direction of each other.”
This new work holds a softer, gentler place. There is a smoothness and solidity to the pieces, a departure from last year. Allowing lines to connect visually instead of literally with chain and metal, the viewer assumes a more integral role as a participant. Not only does the work require physical interaction to set it in motion, but visual attention to translate and resolve optical effects. There is a clear formal continuity connecting the two shows, though this year finds the pieces edging back into functional territory.
“In much of my work, there exists some intent or purposeful end result. It is liberating to make for the sake of making regardless of a purpose. While some of the pieces in this show could be considered “functional”, they were not intended to be just that. These are all simple compositions of elements arranged in a provocative way. Some light up. Some seem familiar. But all of them are simply materials that have been manipulated by my hands.”
As with last year, this body of work cements the foundation on which to build another layer and continue the exploration.