Installed on site at At Home Gallery and Contemporary Art Centre, amorín, Slovakia - March-April, 2012
book documenting installation and exhibition available at:http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/invited/2
Statement for Hello Goodbye
I think of my artwork as a tool or machine to perform some metaphorical task (often an attempt to fix something that cant be fixed).
This piece was started as a way to say goodbye to my father (Marty, Patty, Cousin Mary, Hilda
) even as he was dying/before he died. It is my objection to the voids that are so permanently large a person/body leaves behind.
It is a one-way conversation of longing. It is about the gesture of reaching across the physical and metaphorical/symbolic spaces between people/bodies/us. It is one gesture among hundreds thousands and more. (Its not just mine)
We come together, we move apart, repeat.