the Pathology of
Biology, Burden of Physics
In a time, when
it seems, our only function is to "grow the economy,"
I, at fifty-four
am suspicious of a mission so bereft of informed
field isms to sooth a popular aesthetic. I have lived in the Northwest all my
life, skirting commercial intent, knowing that POP is the tail of a serpent whose
head one will
never see. I can not summon the pristine, to create for those
for works to confirm that everything is Ok and getting better. I
must chronicle what we are really about -- the arts included -- a brusk, and unceremonious
demise to earth. I have long worked with
"humanity in a box", my
newest work -- the Unspecified figures from the
Burden of Physics series --
is the result of a sojourn to the Middle East, India and North Africa. With recycled
detritus the work deals with the human condition, equations of power -- to represent
the pragmatic selforganized meritocracy -- the material progress of culture with
its overpopulation, and loss of personal identity.
My materials, designs and
symbols are -- for me -- not always appealing,. However their use is imperative
to convey my existence as a contributing member of The Planet. Consider my work
as an addition to the body of knowledge.
figures from the burden of physics 4'x5'