Breathe, Crumble…, 2014
10’x24’, Floor Installation,
The James Ward Mansion, Westfield, NJ
Material is movement. Water moves pigment, sand holds water, plaster crumbles. The pleated pattern in the paper forces the water to move up or down. I force a left to right flow by over-watering, going against the grain. When dry, with every little fold or lift, the piece crumbles, changes. When the work is situated in this mansion, the relationship between the esthetics of the work as temporal and fragile and the space that represents class and capital appear. How are the poetics of the work changing the space, what are they activating. How are the two in opposition and in a close relation at the same time?