residency

Twice Today

Twice today something dropped and landed on a shoe. In line for coffee, the man in front of me dropped a nickel and it landed heads up on his shoe. He stood on one foot and brought the coin up to his hand. I thought of the slight odds that allowed this action to happen. Just now, I was pounding a brad into the wall, it fell out of my hand, bounced once and went inside my boot. Huh.

Shaded

A new piece is in the works including the rolling up and letting down of a window shade. At first, I was attempting a piece that startled or jolted as the quickly spinning window shade might. I’d like it to be motion sensored and just spin quickly and briefly. In the process of mocking it up, I used one of my slower motors as it was on hand and easy to attach to. Another interesting thing happened as the vinyl becomes slightly askew and the shade struggles to perform it’s action–always finding success eventually, but writhing in the process.

Since the piece is so slow, I sped up the video to 8x faster than it actually was.

wood, screws, steel rod, window shade motor

Still Life in Balance I

The beginning of a new series called Still Life in Balance. An eight foot 2×3 board is hung from a single string and objects on both sides balance on the precarious surface. They are both dependent and in opposition to each other.

In this first iteration it’s:
pot lid, thread, two kernels of popcorn, light yellow bar of soap (used), pile of pepper, two sprays of Chanel No. 5, pistachio shell and remainder of supporting string

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small white plate with a kernel of popcorn and two eyelashes, broken piece of concrete, eraser from a pencil, small spoon, lemon and plastic wrapper

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