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Ship and Dock/Nights and Days or the Gazer

2018

Ship and Dock

Ship and Dock/Nights and Days or The Gazer, 2018 

Installation View - Night

 

Enamel and acrylic on wood, metal, glass, rubber, plastic, cellulose compound, incandescent light, sound (wind, halyard on metal pole, lapping waves). Projected video cycling between two watercolors depicting ship on the horizon, one for day and one for night. 11’ x 14’ x 11’3”

Ship and Dock

Ship and Dock/Nights and Days or The Gazer, 2018 

Installation View - Day

 

Enamel and acrylic on wood, metal, glass, rubber, plastic, cellulose compound, incandescent light, sound (wind, halyard on metal pole, lapping waves). Projected video cycling between two watercolors depicting ship on the horizon, one for day and one for night. 11’ x 14’ x 11’3”

Night Ship/Day Dock, 2016, Gouache on paper (triptych), 13" x 40 1/4" framed

Night Ship/Day Dock, 2016

Gouache on paper (triptych), 13" x 40 1/4" framed

Ship and Dock

Night Dock and Stars, 2016

Gouache on paper, 11 x 14 1/8"

Ship and Dock

Ship and Dock on a Milk Sea, 2016

Gouache on paper, 13 x 16 1/8" framed

Ship and Dock

Night Ship and Night Dock, 2016 

Gouache on paper, 13 x 16 1/8" framed

Ship and Dock

Dock and Ship, 2016

Gouache on paper, 16 x 20" framed

Ship and Black Holes 2, 2017, Gouache on paper, 16 x 20" framed

Ship and Black Holes 2, 2017

Gouache on paper, 16 x 20" framed

Ship and Dock

Dock, 2016

Watercolor on paper, 11 x 14 1/8" framed

Ship and Dock, 2017, Watercolor and gouache on paper, 9 x 36" framed

Ship and Dock, 2017

Watercolor and gouache on paper, 9 x 36" framed

Description

Ship and Dock/Nights and Days or The Gazer marks the first time I incorporated video projection into my work. It is also the first time I married my three-dimensional installation work with my paintings on paper. The gouaches provided the imagery for the video projections. Inspired by sights seen on trips to Lake Superior, I wanted the work seen in a darkened gallery to place the viewer under a night sky, looking up at what appears to be part of a giant ore dock, a familiar sight on the lake. Perched within the structure of columns, beams, ramps, and stairways sit two small houses. One house faces the viewer; the other faces away. This house, “The Gazer,” looks toward a view of water, ship, and sky, watching as starry night changes to dawn and back to night again. (See a video of the installation on the Videos page).

Throughout my career, I have created works that represent metaphorical stopping places on the journey through life. Ship and Dock/Nights and Days or The Gazer continues this theme. With its two perched houses and a sky that changes from dawn to star-filled night, it is about time, the transformation of energy, the final journey, our collective journey into the unknown.

Photo Credit: Etienne Frossard

Sculpture Magazine

Sculpture Magazine

December 2018

Ship and Dock/Nights and Days or The Gazer at Lesley Heller Gallery

Artcritical Magazine

Artcritical Magazine

June 2018

Ship and Dock/Nights and Days or The Gazer at Lesley Heller Gallery

 

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