THE MEMORY PALACE CHAMBER SERIES
Based and interpreted on the invention of the Memory Palace by the 5th c Greeks: a means for storing and remembering information and forging images. The Chambers are holders of memory, archetypes, symbols, and personal myth, involving site-specific sunlight installations, the Seraph Series. These are cyclical in form according to the atmosphere and position of the sun. Gels are secured to the natural light source, therefore the colors of the work are also in movement. The form of the work is concerned with the concept of environment: the possibility of extending one’s perception to a series of events within the work since the approach, arrival, transition and exit of the viewer-participant is an essential part of the installation.
In the absence of the viewer-participant, life-sized terracotta figurative sculptures are incorporated within or enclosing as portals. These remain, similar in concept to the ancient Egyptian Ka, as an image that holds the spirit of the person. Sound - music and recitation – video and computer images are included.
I wish to intensify one's experience in my exploration regarding sunlight, metaphor and image.
Media: sunlight, paper, gels, incised worded terracotta panels and life-sized figurative work.
THE SERAPH SERIES
Cyclical in form, this work changes continuously throughout the day and season according to the atmosphere and position of the sun. The work begins to be when the sun rises and ceases to be at dusk and is reintegrated at dawn. The approach, arrival, transition and exit of the viewer-participant becomes an element of the work. The figure is so essential that life-sized terracotta work - both within, or enclosing as portals - are necessary to the installations. These remain, even in the absence of the viewer-participant, similar in concept to the ancient Egyptian use of the Ka, an image that holds the soul of the person.
BORDERS at The Sculptors Guild Westbeth Gallery, New York City
Curated by Bruce Weber
SCULPTURAL INSTALLATION at Vanderbilt Mansion, Dowling College, New York
Curated by Dr. Stephen Lamia
National Endowment for the Arts Grant
Installation Aquamarine at Governor's Island, New York City
Installation at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, New York