11.14.09 - 01.10.10
In these still lifes, I use different presentations to explore the psychological import of the objects portrayed. My aim in the first set of sculptures is to ennoble certain seemingly insignificant objects by putting them on a pedestal. At crucial moments throughout the day, these humble articles become the linchpin holding together all our well-laid plans. In the remaining works, I depict objects that symbolize particular fears of mine. Each object is concealed by a drape and only the title reveals what the object is. This presentation alludes to the disconnect between intellectually knowing what our fears are and the actual experience (sensory, emotional and otherwise) of what frightens us. It is our own investigation of and familiarity with these fears that bridge this gap and change our relationship to them over time.