am drawn to architectural form and ornament spanning history
and cultures. A persistent theme in my work has been industrial
structures as containers or dwellings. The current "grain
elevators" have a formal simplicity and starkness that
call to mind a De Chirico painting where perspective and space
are given a palpable sense of foreboding. To me, these forms
are graphically strong and iconic in stature.
Working from photographs and drawings the
flattened forms play with perspective and often make direct
or oblique reference to the teapot. These structures are remnants
housing memory and an abandoned sense of place and time. Projected
onto the somewhat eroded surfaces are images/glimpses that
are drawn, incised, etched. Hiding in shadow mummy-like vents
act as stand-ins for handles or spouts often implying a human
presence. Some are more playful variations on a theme and
some more somber.
is an unconventional beauty that draws me to these industrial
forms and the urban landscape in general. I see them while
riding the train, juxtaposed incongruously against beautiful
ornamentation or standing alone against the horizon. Having
grown up in Chicago, I have come to see these forms as our
modern-day ruins both mysterious and evocative.
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