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Recovery

The Sound of Ache

Salem2Salem Residency, Germany, August 2018

found steel objects, bearing, 

 

This sculpture was made while on residency in Salem, Germany. I am interested in found objects, steel, and the sounds they create. A few months into my knee surgery recovery I found it difficult to navigate the castle in Germany. Throughout my residency I got stronger and stronger but not without the dull ache of my surgery.

Walking Slowly

Salem2Salem Residency, Germany, August 2018

copper, steel, wood, found bugs

 

This sculpture was made while on residency in Salem, Germany. While recovering from knee surgery I found myself walking slower then my fellow artists. Because of this I began to appreciate the castle and all of its nooks and crannies. I learned how to emboss from the metalsmith in Salem and made these small windows inspired by the architecture of the castle. As I walked slow around the castle I found these small friends that were too perfect to not be put on display. 

Magenta Segment

New Jersey, July 2018

wood, steel, paint

 

When recovering from knee surgery I found myself being re-introduced to my body. Humbled by how difficult it can be to draw a straight line. While constantly looking out to my childhood backyard I wanted to find a way to draw in the space. I decided the sculpture should be made of components not normally found in nature. a perfect straight line and bright magenta. 

A Circle

New Jersey, June 2018

performance

 

When recovering from knee surgery i found myself being re-introduced to my body. Humbled by the idea of learning how to walk again. I began with 20 minutes, walking, meditating, and in a circle. Then I realized how I could manipulate the grass by pressing it down in a specific direction. The second circle became rings; 4-3 & 3-4. Finally, the lawn mower played a part in its final instillation.