Portfolio > Text Constructs

The text based constructs I create consist of layers of paper that are carefully torn or cut, spaced apart and aligned to define sculptural voids. Cathartic micro-gardens punctuated with masses of text beckon the viewer to delve in for a brief journey. As the viewer’s gaze enters and traverses the layers of paper in each work, vision becomes tactile, lending an articulated viewing experience and a space for the eyes to linger. The movement and placement of words in and around the composed landscapes and intimately scaled spaces provides for a kinaesthetic reading experience that draws the viewer in for momentary reflection and a temporary departure. The viewer looks ‘at’ and ‘through’ each composition simultaneously.

Rise
Sculpture (Ash wood, paper, text)
28" X 53" X 55"
Rise (detail)
Sculpture (Ash wood, paper, text)
28" X 53" X 55"
Focus
Sculpture (Ash Wood, paper, text)
11" X 19" X 24"
Field
Sculpture (Ash wood, paper, text)
11" X 19" X 24"
Surface Opened
Sculpture (Maple wood, paper, text)
12.75" X 12.75" X 6"
Elsewhere
Sculpture (Maple wood, paper, text)
12.75" X 12.75" X 6"
Sow Wild
Sculpture (Maple wood, paper, text)
15" X 15" X 8"
Dig
Sculpture (Maple wood, paper, text)
12.75" X 12.75" X 6"
Read This
Sculpture (Maple wood, paper, text)
15" X 15"x 8"
Hold This Line
Sculpture (Maple wood, paper, text)
12.75" X 12.75" X 8"
Je Ne Sais Pas
Sculpture (Maple wood, paper, text)
12.75" X 12.75" X 6.5"
Read This Line
Sculpture (Wood, paper, text)
28" X 43" X 15"
Read This Line (detail)
Sculpture (Wood, paper, text)
28" X 43" X 15"
Heavy Rocks
Sculpture: (Ash wood, text, paper)
9" X 30" X 11"
Heavy Rocks (detail)
Sculpture (Ash wood, text, paper)
9" X 30" X 11"
A Little Quiet II
Sculpture (Ash wood, text, paper)
8" X 19" X 10"
A Little Quiet II (detail)
Sculpture (Ash wood, text, paper)
8" X 19" X 10"
Endless Sea
Sculpture (Ash wood, paper, text)
10" X 18" X 23"
Detail of Endless Sea
Sculpture (Ash wood, paper, text)
10" X 18" X 23"
Quiet
Sculpture (Ash wood, paper, text)
56" X 31" X 40"
Quiet (Detail)
Sculpture (Ash wood, paper, text)
56" X 31" X 40"
+/-
Sculpture (Ash wood, paper, text)
10" X 11" X 10"
2012
+/- (detail)
Sculpture (Ash wood, paper, text)
10" X 11" X 10"
2012
Dig It/Dug
Sculpture (Ash wood, paper, text)
10" X 11" x 10"
2012
Dig It/Dug (detail)
Sculpture (Ash wood, paper, text)
10" X 11" X 10"
2012
Reveal
Sculpture (Ash wood, paper, text)
9" X 17" X 7"
Reveal (detail)
Sculpture (Ash wood, paper, text)
9" X 17" X 7"
Catch and Release
Sculpture (Maple, paper, text)
12" X 15" X 14"
Catch and Release (closed)
Sculpture (Maple, paper, text)
12" X 15" X 14"
Catch and Release (Detail)
Sculpture (Maple, paper, text)
12" X 15" X 14"
Intermediate
Sculpture (Maple, paper, text, glass)
15" X 19" X 6"
Intermediate (Detail)
Sculpture (Maple, paper, text)
15" X 19" X 6"
Landscape Meditation
Sculpture (Red Oak, paper, text)
10.25" X 40.5" X 3.5"
Detail of Landscape Meditation #1
Sculpture (Red Oak, paper, text)
10.25" X 40.5" X 3.5"
Hey You
Sculpture (Maple, paper, text)
8.5" X 43.25"
Detail of Hey You
Sculpture (Maple, paper, text)