Love is The Ultimate Outlaw
May 18th – June 2013
Love is The Ultimate Outlaw is inspired by Tom Robbins’ book, Still Life With Woodpecker. Tom Robbin wrote,
“Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won’t adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. Instead of vowing to honor and obey, maybe we should swear to aid and abet. That would mean security is out of the question. The words “make” and “stay” become inappropriate. My love for you has no strings attached. I love you for free.”
Your Love Is Like A Chunk of Gold is a series of bread with crystal growth. The work is a juxtaposition of the real, the supernatural and science fiction.
The bread is a familiar item, a comfort food; the spiky crystal (instead of mold) growth made it strange and treacherous —The bread with crystal growth becomes an oxymoron object of familiarity and strangeness, comfort and pain similar to experiences of love and romance.
“Nothing could be more familiar than love. Nothing else eludes us so completely.” Jeanette Winterson
My work addresses the physical and metaphysical aspects of common objects and occurrences and in doing so, find poetic, sublime qualities that are in our ordinary existence. I observe two interior spaces —the domestic interior we physically inhabit and the interior space within us that is our spiritual, emotional and imaginative world— and how these two realms both reflect and have an effect on each other. I create visual representations of the eclipse of these two spaces.
My purpose is to examine the depths of ordinary existence and uncover the multi- faceted, multi-layered, multiple universes beyond the simplistic planes of realism and delusion. In giving consideration to objects or occurrences beyond their useful functions or mundane appearance, we cause awareness, sharpening our insights to see what is before us in each present moment —we experience the present tense.
Through observation, we raise consciousness in what we believe as reality, but really, is an illusion formed by our perceptions. So how do we negotiate the malleable quality of the physical dimension? How do we move through this world of shadows with awareness of its quality, lest we be consumed by the temporal? How can we change our perspective in order to change our experience? My work examines perception and experiential realms that are within and beyond the notion of logic.