Proving Grounds

Proving Grounds (#1)
Proving Grounds (#1) (Detail)
Proving Grounds (#2)
Proving Grounds (#2) (Detail)
Proving Grounds (#4)
Proving Grounds (#4) (Detail)
Proving Grounds (#7)
Proving Grounds (#7) (Detail)

Proving Grounds (#1)
2004
paper pulp, acrylic dispersion, pigment, silicone on plywood panel
16 in x 12 in x 3 in

Proving Grounds (#1) (Detail)
2004
paper pulp, acrylic dispersion, pigment, silicone on plywood panel

Proving Grounds (#2)
2004
paper pulp, acrylic dispersion, pigment, silicone on plywood panel
16 in x 12 in x 3 in

Proving Grounds (#2) (Detail)
2004
paper pulp, acrylic dispersion, pigment, silicone on plywood panel

Proving Grounds (#4)
2004
paper pulp, acrylic dispersion, pigment, silicone on plywood panel
16 in x 12 in x 3 in

Proving Grounds (#4) (Detail)
2004
paper pulp, acrylic dispersion, pigment, silicone on plywood panel

Proving Grounds (#7)
2004
paper pulp, acrylic dispersion, pigment, silicon on plywood panel
16 in x 12 in x 3 in

Proving Grounds (#7) (Detail)
2004
paper pulp, acrylic dispersion, pigment, silicone on plywood panel

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These are geographies of sudden impact and steady accumulation. Crude sheets of paper pulp cling to wood panels, forming voids at the center of their initial impact with the surface. Thin arcing trajectories trace along the terrain, above which a pooling translucent crust affixes the operations enacted upon the geography into a surface archive.

The slow and steady piling of translucent strands at several locations resembles termite mounds – processed pilings of excavated memories that do not exist. The line is drawn by hand, moves along a sheet of paper to impart information, knowledge, but it glitches in a single location, repeating itself in looping patterns over and over and over until its earliest movements are buried, lost, meaningless layers in a continuous line that becomes a three-dimensional form in the real world and demands acknowledgement as its own independent identity.

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