ANTICIPATION OF FLIGHT
October 2 - October 29, 2022
The pieces I have included in this exhibition capture the quiet moment before flight.
I love the latent tension of this moment. As a child, the birds taught me that everything that is still has a hidden momentum that may erupt suddenly, in unknowable and irreversible ways. The departure may be tumultuous, violent, frantic; a sudden space-time fracture that echoes throughout the cosmos. It may also be subtle, gradual, almost imperceptible; a smooth transformation with a seemingly untraceable origin.
This work is about the stillness that anticipates a sudden unwinding that propels us into the future’s labyrinth of dividing paths.
I carved most of the pieces in Tennessee Pink Marble, salvaged from the rubble of the old Australian Embassy in Washington DC. It is a lovely stone, dusky pink with subtle, intriguing black patterns. I take pleasure in knowing that fragments of the precisely engineered stone, that stood in architectural stillness for so long, can now start a new life, in an organic expression, and most importantly, remain above ground.
8x30x8 in, wood and marble
22.5x5.5x6 in, marble and wood
6x27x4 in, wood and marble
14x20x5 in, wood, marble, and jasper
5x30x5 in, travertine