A site-specific installation: steel wire, wall drawing
(perforations), cast shadows. 10'(height) x 4' (left of corner) x 7'
(right of corner).
Ranch was created for Drawing
in the Expanded Field, a
juried exhibition of drawing at the Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado
State U., Oct. 6- Nov. 12, 2010. Curated by Mary-Ann
Kokoska. Juried by Howard Riley and Deanna Petherbridge.
The piece is largely built upon a web
motif- which isn't a new one for me; webs have been turning up in my
work for years. I like flexibility of this form: it
can be a cobweb, a textile, a cradle, a net. In this piece, I was
thinking about the way little brown spiders build their webs in
the corners of my house. I wanted this piece to be an
homage to the home I had been living in (and working in) for 10
years. While I was making this piece I was also going through the
process of readying my house to sell. Of course I was thinking
about the cobwebs I'd been dusting out of corners, but I was also
thinking about the intimacy of those delicate structures in those
negligible spaces; the intimacy too, of re-touching all the
surfaces of my home in the process of relinquishing it.