On and On

On and On, 2010
dimensions variable
string, brass tip, motor, wood

A pull-string bounces over and over as if being tugged on and off. The simple pull string references attics, basements, luminescence and progress opening up the ideas around and relationship with this simple utilitarian object.

Thin Air

Thin Air, 2018
fabric, rods, thread, spinners, wood, motor, wire

The ubiquitous, relaxing and sensual action of a curtain blowing is uncannily controlled by a motor and strings. The curtain becomes a puppet, the implied breeze animatronic.

Still Life in Balance

Still Life in Balance (ongoing series), 2013
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, 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

An eight foot 2×3 inch board is hung from a single string and objects on both sides balance on the precarious surface. The objects are simultaneously dependent and in opposition to each other.