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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

Ship and Dock

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

Installation View - Day

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

Night Ship/Day Dock, 2016

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

Ship and Dock

Night Dock and Stars, 2016

Gouache on paper, 11 x 14 1/8 inches

Ship and Dock

Ship and Dock on a Milk Sea, 2016

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

Ship and Dock

Night Ship and Night Dock, 2016 

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

Ship and Dock

Dock and Ship, 2016

Gouache on paper, 16 x 20 inches framed

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

Ship and Black Holes 2, 2017

Gouache on paper, 16 x 20 inches framed

Ship and Dock

Dock, 2016

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

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

Ship and Dock, 2017

Watercolor and gouache on paper, 9 x 36 inches 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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