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PUBLIC ART > collective energy

COLLECTIVE ENERGY, 2012

This ceiling installation on view at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library from March through June 2012, was commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art through the IN FLUX Initiative for the exhibition of The 1000 Journals Project with Scottsdale’s 100+Journals.

With Collective Energy I continue to explore the dialog between body and space through distinct visual elements abstractly and metaphorically representing the energy flow and line drawing that are present in my own practice of journaling and sketching. My choice of materials offers a secondary layer of interpretation in this installation. Both the pantyhose and the yarn-wrapped ‘iconic’ bulbs are sensual in materiality and form. They reference the female body by abstracting it, and allude to the classic portrayal of the female figure in drawing. These materials also subtly expose the intimacy involved in viewing another person’s journal, or inner world, shedding light and insight into this private experience