Tuesday, April 3, 2012
In this latest group of works on paper, I’ve created a vocabulary of simple shapes inspired by architectural interiors and exteriors, housing plans and furniture. I’ve also thought about the power of shape in African masks, in memorial markers, and other iconic kinds of forms. However, I’m not interested in having these shapes be nameable, but am more concerned with their polyvalence, their ability to be read in a variety of ways. I would like the viewer to be able to respond to the archetypal quality of these drawings and connect them up with memory, so that they become symbols that are richer by their complexity and contradiction.