Ancient Expanse is a site-specific installation I made and photographed in Denmark as a resident artist at the International Ceramic Research Center Guldagergaard. The sculptures are a reaction to my new environment and are a reflection of the coastline along the southwestern coast of Zealand. Ancient Expanse explores the boundaries between perception, reality, time and space. Follow the links below to see works from this series.
This series of small ceramic pieces was photographed at the beach in the town where I was living. The photographs document a fleeting moment in time where the natural and unnatural meet and interact and serve as a metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life.
I now install the ceramic pieces that were photographed in Denmark into large patterns in the gallery and show the photographs via video on the computer screen.
I was fortunate to be accepted to the second Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island. Joining nineteen other artists, I had the privilege of installing my piece, "Ancient Expanse," at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn sponsored by the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. The participants were chosen by a panel of art professionals from Hilton Head Island as well as by curatorial consultants Dr. Lisa Jaye Young and Melissa Messina of Savannah College of Art and Design.
At the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, the installation formed a pattern in the fountain behind the Discovery House. The piece was playful and engaging and caused the viewer to stop and think about what they were seeing. There was an element of surprise as people discovered that they are not actually looking at real objects but sculptural forms that reference nature.
In the spring of 2014, I returned to Bluffton High School in Bluffton, South Carolina as a resident artist and facilitator in the completion of the tile mural project started the prior fall. This residency was sponsored by the Island School Council for the Arts and the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry as part of The Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island. I worked with the art students to create, arrange and install the tiles that were produced during the first part of my artist residency in October 2013. The tile mural is a collaboration between myself, the students and the art department and was inspired by a class trip to the Honey Horn Coastal Discovery Museum to see The Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island where my sculpture “Ancient Expanse” was displayed. I have enjoyed working with the ceramic students and the art department and was excited to see the piece permanently installed at Bluffton High School.