These projects, Bed and Torso, explore issues of isolation, obsession, and desire.
Bed, an installation of approximately 200 miniature beds on an 8’ x 8’ platform in a darkened room. Through subtle variations in shape and markings as well as proximity to one another, each bed becomes representational of either an institutional, domestic, or transitory bed. The installation conjures up varied emotion and physical connections with the bed such as sex, illness, fear, and vulnerability. The beds, as installed, fit together like puzzle pieces – as a matter of spatial economy – as opposed to rows or lines.
The Bed photographs offer a second entry point into the work and echo the emotional and psychological aspects of the installation.
The Torso project reverberates the same ideas and emotions of the Bed project. This installation piece is approximately 10′ H x 20′ W and is comprised of hundreds of individual card sized drawings of the human torso. Each drawing is individually taped to the wall.