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 photographs of ice. 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 mark momentary boundaries and limits. Vines given black and white scale markers, used in surveying to identify the human act of measurement, are invisibly caught in this wind’s net. Seeing is an act of making and un-making.