The Studio Woods - 2011
I spent the last few months of this year working on one single project, which took on a few different forms without me even realizing it. Originally it started with small drawing/collages of windows and houses: thinking about perception and how adding a barrier changes what we perceive about a scene. Eventually it turned into two collections, of tree branches and cans, and then into an installation that kept on changing without ever finishing. One idea snowballed into another until I had a great mass of a lot of ideas, none of which were solved completely-- so the piece is a bit messy in all stages. I may re-attempt it in the future, but with the lesson learned that it might be best to stop trying to stuff a piece full of ideas until it's incoherent. Nonetheless, I feel like there's some pretty cool stuff happening in the work, and so I hope you enjoy taking a look at what changed.
The above pictures are how I showed them at my final review, while below is a different stage, when the floor was covered with paper. This created a different kind of space in the gallery-- a space where footprints could be recorded: impact on the space could be recorded. Getting the pictures back made me realize how different the paper made the space. It created a staged aspect that was quite interesting in some ways. Also included are some details of the dreamcatchers.