I am interested in boxes — both in the way they contain things and the way they set things free. Freedom of open spaces for me it means the embrace of space as an area that is philosophically full and empty simultaneously.
In Antoine de Saint – Exupery’s The little Prince, a pilot tries to draw a sheep for the Little prince, who in turn rejects the first three attempts as he is not happy with the sheep’s appearance. Finally, the pilot draws a box, explaining that the sheep is inside. “That is exactly the way I wanted it!” said the Little Prince. “Do you think that this sheep will have a great deal of grass?” Then he stepped into the box world of the sheep, and through the windows in the box, he looked at the outside world.
Like the Little Prince, I too need a box that will contain a “sheep”. A box that will shelter my dreams and ideas.
I think of my art works as metaphoric boxes in which I keep a glimpse of realty as I see it. I am interested in the relationship between the enclosed space and the space beyond its boundaries. So my work is often comprised of antithetic elements that describe that relationship, such as geometry and the free gesture. My paintings set up a dialogue between rational straight lines and atmospheric areas of color with floating, gestural markings.
This is an interactive work comprised of 1000 colorful pebbles and 40 boxes each marked with a drawing or writing. The viewer is free to pick up any pebble inscribed with words and place it in a box creating their own work of art. Then I return each rock to its original pile, replacing each with pieces of plastic imprinted with words. In this way, the boxes will fill up with a physical memory of pebbles, while the actual objects are returned to the pile, once again becoming subject to this process of placement and replacement.