VINYL EXPOSED - Oklahoma Contemporary 2013
Quilting vinyl references an older model of community building and information transference. I believe billboards are becoming obsolete but like quilting I recognize there place in the technological evolution of communication. The vinyl, is a modern material engaged in an old process.Yet the petroleum-based material is not likely
to survive much longer. I continue to experiment with the material, moving towards more abstract and organic compositions. My constructivist methodology has become intwined with a painterly approach (or the reverse) arrangements with color and form in mind, rather than message. I frequently reverse the stitching from back to front in order to push the pieces towards three-dimensionality,forming a variety of picture planes and illusions raising the question, what is real? The spray paint adds a fourth dimension, that is probably more symbolic than an actual window ,into the time space continuum. There is also a visceral element of multiple layers of vinyl sewn together then sliced open revealing epidermal layers , raising the question, what lies beneath the surface? I’m not afraid to cut up a work and make something or several somethings out it. In the same way a cell is divided and becomes something larger than itself through repetition of shape. Science plays a large part in my work I believe all spiritual phenomena can be explained scientifically, we just do not have the technology yet. Evolution is the key word for all that makes sense to me it is my mantra in work an life, the systemic nature, one thing leading to another, is what drives my work. There is an unfolding a reason for everything, nothing just is.