Navigational Notes 2020:
Heuser Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria,IL
My work is a process of deciphering what it is to live in our time, to gain perspective, to see from differing angles in differing light. The light of day, inner light deep within, back lit....a search for hidden agenda, the truth beneath the surface within the context and felt sense of emotional memory.
These images are entries and insights created during the late spring through fall months of 2020. The work, some quite personal, some public is a casting about toward unraveling and exploring — what — how — why — I’m protecting myself in the face of contagion.
Navigating through a time of lock down? Boats presented here are vehicles that float on gentle breezes, defying gravity, but moving only circularly. Treasures and left over washed up debris hold memories serving to ground and anchor. The sea holds wordless vision.
The panels of natural material, collected during this often solitary time, are overlaid with acrylic mediums and fine papers. Hanging forms animate in space, becoming sails that lift and lighten. Horizontal scrolls hang away from walls responding to gravity, unreadable navigational tools. Other panels are skin like transparencies that reveal and conceal.
This is about distance and doing less, staying home and staying safe. Work that rests into a space that allows uncertainty, the unseen and unknown as presence and ease.