Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY, 2007
Sculptures of pigmented fiberglass and foam with mixed media, inflatables, bird sensors, preserved butterflies, and single-track video.
Becoming Blurred merges the real with the imaginative,
continuing my examination on the nature of nature.
Th e installation consists of a series of Flower Blob
sculptures, their intensely artificial surfaces mediating
what is real. The plastic flowers, novelty birds, and
beaded fruit insert an organic touch into the purposely
false. Accompanied by Flutter, a wall installation of
swarming then dispersing preserved butterflies, and
Cardinal, a silent video of a bird filmed from the
kitchen window, reveal nature as nature. Together, the
elements of the installation focus on the distinction
between the real and the resemblance of such and the
space that falls between.