My current work engages obsolete and discarded objects and materials and (re) interprets them to find new meaning and expression. The creative process includes the gleaning of past things made, reading and re-reading its stories, technique, materials and past values. Deconstructing, in order to further reveal the past and construction, classification and analysis of all the individual members and the Re-construction, appropriation and re-interpretation are part of each individual piece of work.
The act of de-construction, the opposite of the original making and assemblage is the tipping point of my transformative work that engages the viewer from one status to another. While in the material word the object remains essentially the same, the de-functioning, de-constructing and appropriating creates another word of being.
Nelson Goodman stated in Ways of Wordmaking that “Worldmaking as we know it always starts from worlds already on hand; the making is a remaking. Nothing exists for a first time, nothing is new, all making is remaking, appropriating, transforming, therefore changing.
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