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Un-Making the Center

This body of work, completed during the past year, investigates the process of art making as un-making. This theme is approached from four positions: ceramic bones, found tree cuttings, wire nets and digital photographs. Each direction explores a continuum from imposed or fixed metrics to the open-ended dispersal of form. From the contained and bounded to the undefined, these works speak to the invention of place from the inside while losing their structure from without. Layers of thawed and refrozen ice stage such events as new snow, animal tracks and color. Black and white scale markers used in surveying are referenced to identify the measuring process, while the regularity of wire mesh empties out its net.