Sumo Still Life - Sculptural Still Life with Low Shadow (installation view) Mixed media (lost, stolen or discarded objects)
10’ x 9” x 10”
Stolen Goods derives from suspended “still life” compositions of various objects of various dimensions, culled from the environment urban and rural, synthetic and organic, with accompanying drawings and paintings and a DVD. These inventive and dramatic juxtapositions generate thoughts about identity, memory and meaning as seen through the objects we surround ourselves with in daily life. These objects are now gone; stolen, discarded, or lost. They are resurrected from absence by their use in this work.
The use of varied mediums in the 2d paintings, drawings, and photographs, express a struggle to capture some essence of what is no longer with us. Through these objects, the viewer’s own memories of childhood, adulthood, and life events are evoked.