Recurring images of furniture and
various utilitarian objects are symbols and signs from my own
personal vocabulary of memories used to create visual narratives
on wood or paper. Small mise en scènes portrayed by
miniature tables and chairs depict the tension and drama that
lies underneath family life. These works are storyboard like
scenes of family stories told with furniture in different modes
and positions representing the actors.
Work such as the interactive sculpture The Archetypal Game
Table, The LA River Table and the installation “Who Are
You” are constructs - part theater, part gameboard -
that play with notions of self-identification and dialogue,
using art as a framing device.
The art begins the conversation; the mind of the viewer completes
it. Conversation both private and public is an exchange - an
attempt by the individual to integrate or reconcile with others
in the community. To converse is to identify one’s self
in relation to another person or idea. Art becomes a tool for
investigating the structures of social interaction.