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Houses, Rocks, and Constellations

FiveMyles Gallery

2005

Houses, Rocks, and Constellations

Shelter/Telescope/Sky, 2002

Acrylic paint on wood, styrofoam, gouache on museum board, wood and glass box, 22.75 x 30 inches

Houses, Rocks, and Constellations

Calling (In memory of Joan Drew), 2002-2005

Acrylic paint on wood and paper, styrofoam, twigs, fabric, metal screen, wood and glass box, 20-1/2 x 24 x 12-1/4 inches

Houses, Rocks, and Constellations

Connecting, 2004-2005

Acrylic paint on wood, balsa and basswood, museum board, rubber, plastic, nylon stocking, metal screen, wood and glass box, 20-1/4 x 24-3/8 x 12 inches

Houses, Rocks, and Constellations

Searching, 2005

Acrylic paint on wood and museum board, balsa, plastic, cellulose compound, grout, nylon stocking, wood and glass box, 20-1/4 x 24-3/8 x 12 inches

Houses, Rocks, and Constellations

Stranded, Reaching, 2005

Acrylic paint on wood and museum board, styrofoam, metal screening, wood and glass box, 20-1/4 x 24-3/8 x 12 inches

Houses, Rocks, and Constellations

Hoping, 2005

Acrylic paint on wood and museum board, balsa, plastic, cellulose compound, styrofoam, nylon stocking, wood and glass box, 20-1/4 x 24-3/8 x 12 inches

Houses, Rocks, and Constellations

Dreaming, 2005

Acrylic paint on wood and museum board, basswood, plastic, twigs, wood and glass box, 20-1/4 x 24-3/8 x 12 inches

Description

Constellations, rocks, and house co-exist uneasily in a series of box dioramas I made to expand on themes I explored in Coney Night Maze. A small house sits far up on a thrust of rock. Another sits against a dark and gritty monolith wall whose metal straps, bolts, bricked-up patches, and other retainers suggest a fragility that threatens the house even as the blocks of cooled magma recall tectonic plates and enormous, impersonal, ancient forces. Telescopes and cables to communication towers suggest a hunger for deep space, misjudged distances, and misplaced connections.

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