CELESTIALS STUDIO WORK
For fall and early winter, I am preparing a body of work inspired by celestial bodies and events like sunsets, lightning, planets, star-fields, nebulae, and the phenomena of the upcoming solar eclipse — but all brought down to a mortal scale. Pulling from the methodology of artists who were active in Italy during the Arte Povera movement of the late sixties and early seventies and a back-to-basics approach in my practice, I’m attempting to create sublime experiences with found and industrial materials. My goal is simple: to connect people to something outside of themselves as directly as possible. So far, the in-progress work consists of looking, drawing and thinking as well as 3D sketching with rings of light-based media, foam core, and tape. I feel like the final series will be executed with an array of clear glass tubing and noble gasses incorporating kiln glass, pitted carbon steel, aluminum, and cast bronze.