San Jose Museum of Art
202" x 288" x 48"
The joint exhibition, Un/Familiar Territory, sought to address cultural place and personal identity. Inside the Cathedral Sculpture Courtyard, I draped ninety-six 38' strands of aviary wire cuplets over two taut lines. The strands drew gazes skywards and toward a line of birds perched across the cables. The undulations and sparkling shadows of "Silvering III" invited viewers to walk in and create their own unique current of movement.
129" x 294" x 1½"
"Lou" was created from hundreds of 2" hole-punched squares, cut from pastel drawings of meadows. They dangled from nails on the wall in six sections, which began at the center and worked clockwise, forming six different points of movement. I nailed each square by hand, conscious of including the sensation of the hallway, as well as memories of walks through all types of weather. I sprinkled the hole-punched circles on the floor. With the movement of people passing, the squares would flutter, giving a moment's sensation of an open field and big sky.