Sowing Good Will wire, hi tec kozo paper, mixed media approx. 55Hx124Wx15”D 2012 available
I began making what I call Sculptural Paintings while on a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in 2011. As I worked, my mind wandered to larger issues. The thought that came to me was in the form of a mathematical equation reflecting on how many acts of good it would take to counter an act of evil. The Evil Divided by Good series was the result of this work. Since the residency I have made many pieces of increasing complexity and scale using this method.
Sowing Good Will is a piece that sprang out of my experience in making models and scenery for the theatre and was the next iteration of my Sculptural Painting work. It is a joyful piece that lifts your spirits with exuberance. The piece is about the energetic dispersal that happens during any exchange between living beings. In this case it makes visual the ripples that radiate from the non-visual beauty that accompany kind acts or kind words.
The name says it all. Here are some images and a video from places where it has been installed around New England.
video courtesy of Studio Place Arts in Barre showcasing the February 2014 exhibition
Pandemonium, Disorder, and Turbulence in Art