"Readymade: Brass, with Lock", 2014, 13 x 6 x 3, brass lock, chain, cast High Density Polyethylene
Made (purchased) this work in response to a call for entries for a ready made show... I couldn't help myself. They are meant to hang off the back of a large truck, so the scale is really odd when it is hanging on the wall. I love the idea of buying the piece from a place that sells them "for reals", and then subverting it... and they have a version with a chain and lock!
Looking forward to a really exciting summer. The life events of the past 6 years have left me feeling so thwarted, even though I have produced a lot of work. Although I technically have a lot of square footage of studio space in our home, the ceilings are quite low, and every time I have tried to start a new large painting, I end up feeling claustraphobic and frustrated... I stop, and go on to do something smaller. After planning a series of paintings for a year and a half, while executing a totally different body of work, I have solved the problem, albeit temporarily.
I will be subletting a decent sized studio this summer, one that will allow me the space to start these large works that I have been planning. I feel confident that, once the works are started in a large space, I will be able to bring them home and finish them in the space that I own. Having the open space at the onset allows the work to be as big as it needs to be, without being constrained by the context of the studio space.
I am so excited, I feel like I am heading back to grad school! Will be posting in-progress pics.