Portfolio > Duplicates Series

Rise
wood, cardboard, acrylic
8 x 10 x 22
2006
Flattening
fabric, glue, wood, acrylic
32 x 16 x 6"
2006
Reaching/ Falling
fabric, glue (foreground), acrylic on wood (background)
fabric: 8 x 78," wood: 32 x 50 x 10"
2006
Palindrome
collaged fabric, glue (left), digital print on fabric (right)
18 x 56 x 3"
2005
Mirror
fabric and glue (left), acrylic on wood (right)
30 x 70 x 5"
2005
Shadow
latex paint on wood (front), fabric (back)
16 x 56 x 25"
2005
Stretch
collaged fabric, acrylic on cardboard painted to emulate the fabric half
28 x 120"
2005
Bridge
collaged fabric (top half), acrylic on wood (bottom half)
35 x 90 x 8"
2005
Soft Sided Painting I
fabric, glue, thread
8 x 8 x 8"
2005
Soft Sided Painting II
fabric, glue, thread
12 x 12 x 12"
2005
Waxing/ Waning
collaged fabric
circle circumference: 58," length of cut circumference piece: 84"
2005
(detail) Waxing/ Waning
collaged fabric
circle circumference: 58," length of cut circumference piece: 84"
2005

Within the “Duplicates” series, I am interested in constructing pieces that test the viewer’s eye, presenting pairs of objects that are seemingly identical or similar at first glance. Upon closer inspection, there is a subtle difference in medium, for example, one object is fabric while the other is wood painted identically to match the fabric piece, provoking a question of which came first. The objects I am creating posses numerous tensions, such as soft versus hard, the real versus reproduction and gestural versus labored craft. The pairs might be considered derived from my strong printmaking background, including an inherent interest in multiples and reverse imagery. They call into question the blurred lines between emulation, imposters and doppelgangers, ultimately reflective of the two- sidedness to everything.