Tally @ Gallery One One, Cincinnati, OH. Collaborative Show w/ Carrie Iverson Spring 2011
While working quite literally with the formal aspects of our built environment, I have become increasingly interested in the intangible aspects of urban life. Specifically, routes and paths that we followand the routines that develop as time passes.My contribution to the show is an installation of objects connected tothe repetitious nature of life as I see it. The number of times Ifind myself performing a task as mundane as reaching for my keys ordriving the same three routes to and from work is perplexing. As Imake these trips I observe others doing exactly the same thing andoften wonder if they realize, as I do, how much time they spend onthese tasks.As an artist I appreciate the accidental arrangements of texture, formand color that are experienced everyday in cities everywhere. As anarchitect, my father designs buildings. I prefer to take aspects ofmany different structures and assemble them into singular pieces ofkilncast glass sculpture.Time can be recorded as notches on a stick, rings within a tree trunkand ticks on a circle. In the piece Tally I attempt to document arepeating activity that has developed into a routine. Grade stakes-often used on construction sites to demarcate the rise and fall ofelevation- are used as counting units marking the recurrence of events. The entire group represents an amount of time that has sincepast and makes note of a recurring activity.