artist's statement

   Deluge is a room-sized video installation which explores ways to reveal the magnificent contained within the "worthless", the discarded, the unwanted. The material used in this piece consists of studio detritus....the leftover mess which is the result of art making. As the shadows fall over the material, each shadow becomes a unique being according to what material and what point in time it falls over the trash. The different material qualities (placement, type of surface, reflectivity or translucency etc.) define the figure, and the figures transform the trash into something transcendent. The figures are surrendering to their fall, the way we must surrender to fate when we launch ourselves into anything important in our lives....love, having children, choosing our life's work, making art, serious illness and so on.

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