Water. I found that two major qualities of the water have presented themselves in the work, gravity (the weight of water), and time (recorded by evaporation, it’s travel and it’s support of life).
The inherent weight of water is presented in my work by containing it in vessels that emphasize gravity’s pull.
The changes that occur in my sculptures present a need for maintenance.
My work uses water to communicate my observations living along the Mississippi River for the past three years. As the communities that line the river exploit this resource for its economic potential, I exploit water for its potential in art. By developing my ideas around the natural qualities of water, I am able to create works that impart a sense of anticipation, as each of these sculptures changes over time. Water’s physical weight, evaporation, the path that water will flow and its life-sustaining ability allow me to create objects that comment on the social situations concerning the impact the Mississippi River has on the region as well as present this essential natural material in a way that it can be admired outside of it’s normal everyday context.