This is and exhibition of works created at the Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM during a two-month residency from May 1 to June 30, 2007. The residency was supported in part by the Pollock-Krasner foundation, Loyola University New Orleans, and SFAI.
Criteria for SFAI Exhibition
All of the sculptures created for this exhibition were created from materials collected in and around Santa Fe. All materials must have been given or thrown away. We are a society of consumers driven to consume by mass media and to collect things we will and do not need. These items become artifacts of our society. Most are destined for the trash bin. Others will be given to thrift stores to be passed on to other less fortunate consumers.
What I have attempted to do is create new artifacts that have no society and no function. Some offer an allusion of a society or a function, but in the end they are just objects to be viewed. Thus the viewer must complete the process of deciphering its history or its memory.