Morphology Arc Gallery's 'Four Squared' show presents sixteen Bay Area artists each exhibiting sixteen works August 25 ~ October 6, 2018 My series in this show is titled 'Morphology.'
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Tour de Fondue
Metronome de Plume
Morphology is the study of how things are put together - whether observed in nature, the assembly of physical parts or even the structure of words.
This series grew out of my ongoing fascination with rearranging individual components of everyday objects to create unlikely parings resulting in new ways to interpret their original forms.
I’m transfixed by the myriad details of the most common of things in our lives. The fundamental characteristics and patterns of how things are put together and – how they come apart – provide the pathway for flea market treasures to be reborn as sculptures.
A common thread in this series, is the shared history of the butcher block and stone countertops I’ve used for the mounting bases – both having been sourced from reclaimed building materials of Bay Area remodeling projects.
Patinas, dents, dings and detritus of our daily lives are my palette. These sculptures honor the craftsmanship of the original objects along with their age-related blemishes allowing an opportunity to be appreciated anew.