artist statement
The placement and experience of art in different sites have a significant impact on how artworks are viewed/experienced. The relationship between space, art, and viewership is a constant power struggle. Space is versatile and can be filled with elements to create a cohesive experience. Things, which reject traditional categorizations such as paintings, images, sculptures, or objects, exist without clear boundaries and have no fixed beginning or end. They manipulate and transform space, engaging in conversation with site and viewer. The making and display of things question traditional ways of viewing and engaging with art forms in specific sites. Artistic expression has the power to shape and liberate structural spaces. The language of things, represented by their anonymity and monochromatic darkness, conceals their true nature and invites a sense of mystery. The building of things undermines the idea of painting through the use of configured linguistics and surfaces that hide their materiality. Things occupy space with flexibility and authority, creating tension and welcoming viewer engagement. Reacting to the room and engaging with things on display is a relative engagement for each viewer. There is no prescription on how to experience things, as the dynamics and contrast they create depend on viewer perception and the context of time and space. The interplay between things, site, and viewer expands through the phases of viewing, fostering an interdependent relationship.