This piece is engaged with many of the themes and materials that have preoccupied me for the last several years. Thematically, the notion of pairs, dyads, and couples is very resonant for me -- I am struck by the richness of two beings entangled and acting in consort.
The materials are ones that I've been using in different ways for a long time now -- wine foils, historic photographs, and buttons. These cultural artifacts are, ironically, much longer-lived than mere flesh, which has a brief efflorescence and is then gone. But the objects that living beings have touched, owned, or created lives much longer and, perhaps, continues to bear some of the energy or essence of those beings.
This couple will be exhibited in Studio Place Arts' main gallery exhibit, Amore, January 20 – February 21, 2015, with an opening reception on Saturday, January 24 from 3:30-5:30 PM.