Inspired by ancient lanterns and perforations found in common restaurant utensils—namely colanders and pizza screens—Kitsch'n Lights makes use of such ready-made forms to create an immersive and sculptural light installation. At once decorative and functional, Kitsch'n Lights highlights the intricate beauty of its perforated forms in contrast to the utilitarian purpose of its source materials.
This installation was commissioned by Central Indiana Community Foundation and is located on the Cultural Trail between Capitol Avenue and Senate Avenue in downtown Indianapolis.
Vision Dysfunction and the Pleasures of Seeing
42" W x 28" H x 6"
My practice started from my interest in an action all humans share, the act of closing our eyes. This has influenced me to make black paintings and black box constructions that in turn have the ability to “see” or possess vision. The black hole patterning in these pieces are a product of your vision and cognition not aligning and the black holes do not exist in the physical reality of this piece. It is the process of vision and its subsequent dysfunction that allows you to engage in seeing these art works.