Drift

MFA Show

October 2009

  • Drift 1

  • Drift 2

  • Drift 3

  • Drift 4

The piece is also made from harvesting seed heads and, it too, is in a constant state of flux. Formally, Drift contrasts the rigid structure and physically fixed nature of Sustained. It is not fixed down but is constantly moving, gradually eroded through the process of being viewed. You are encouraged to touch; to pick one up.

As a consequence of attempting to pin down the elusive, much of my work has a temporal quality. At the same time the process itself is very much about being in the now. Counting, observing, collecting, markmaking is a state of private ritual or meditation. Making contact and marking time is my motivation for making work and in doing this, I am also attempting to bridge the gap between reality and representation.