The cast paper sculptures function as records of touch, as records of use and records of time. In our over-mechanized world, we are becoming further alienated from the daily – it is being erased from our physical and mental landscapes. The sculptures of pitchers recall when we carried milk and water from the well, when plastic throwaway containers did not exist and when everything had more than one function. Furthermore, the representations of washboards and washtubs are vessels of a rough wisdom; there is much scrubbing and exertion, but also the satisfaction of a job well done.
The sculptures are rendered as formal objects without a utilitarian purpose. Their construction out of paper makes them “not function”, and it is this dichotomy that gives them their power.
Cast paper, steel, pigments, rubber
2005 Solo exhibition, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
2006 Broadway Windows, N.Y. University, New York, NY
Photographed by Mark Gulezian QuickSilver Photographers