October 2002- March 2003
Project Row Houses 2521 Holman Street Houston, TX 77004
My installations consisting of large-scale cyanotypes affixed directly to the wall attempt to capture wayward moments of beauty. These moments can be found in assorted, unintended accumulations of matter: air born shopping bags, a pile of Christmas tree netting, lids of coffee cups. The phenomenon of the transformation of the physical properties of a material into degrees of translucency is what interests me in this process. As wallpaper, these images fuse with the scale of a space and appropriate that space as their own. Thresholds, moldings, sills, and walls all provide elements of resistance to the paper that, when engaged, give it an uncharacteristic strength and willfulness, visually and physically. My ideas are about ideas in that I am drawn to those that seem to precede my own in random, unexpected situations. The idea of a lucky find is a contradiction ( as explored beautifully by the author Lewis Hyde). Things are found because of the life being lived tuning one to the frequencies of particular events in ones midst. Saul Williams said "Whatever you are looking for is looking for you too."