Disrupt the Static in Climate Change
I learned to enjoy the action of reproducing objects related in function , but not identical in form, during my stint as a studio potter. In these illustrated prints, I continue my exploration of the reproduction of exact duplicates with a focus on the backgrounds- think Etch-a-Sketch or moire patterns caused by, in my case, the linear texture of the background fabric interacting with a racking light.
It was while reading Walter Benjamin's, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, in graduate school that I began to consider the handmade objects I make as a result of the interdependence between art, industry, and technology. On the finished 3D objects, I retain the seam line of the mold on the form as a visible reminder of the crafting of the mold by the human hand in industrial manufacturing.
Ordinary Bad Weather
My weather disruptors are game changers when it comes to changing predictably bad weather. They move the energy around it, any static becomes visible. I make climate controllers in order to traverse landscapes in any weather- rain, heat, and freezing temperatures. The devices are not predictors of what is to come. That we already know will be uncomfortable. They disrupt what has become; frequent and ordinary bad weather- which is why I want to hold in my hands as many as I can.
My game changing remote controllers are inspired by very serious climate changes reported daily. The objects in my illustration prints are symbols of my resilience and resistance to the climate crisis.
To make my game changers, I collect unremarkable bits and pieces of manufactured forms and separate them by their colors into clear plastic shoe boxes. Then I use them as hardware to attach to kiln fired clay objects that I make by hand, in plaster molds, using slip-casting ceramic processes.
I am aware of myself as a human manufacturer in my process and continue this line of thinking when I photograph the 3D objects and digitally edit the final print. I want my glass prints to make visible an invisible magnetic quality available to those who listen. In these prints I want to capture that energy and release it as line and texture, repelling and responding to each other under glass.
Sizes and Display Choices
No frame needed. A wall hanging mount is affixed to each print. Click here to see how the work is packed and ready to hang or display on shelf or wall. Large sizes available upon request. Limited editions of three.