The Pull of Gravity

The Pull of Gravity

Harry Wood Gallery - Tempe, AZ

It is the moment, the crystalline moment that drives us, that drags us, that forever moves us.  Moments of experience and transition are states that define and punctuate our lives. Sometimes transitions are readily acknowledged, even welcomed and celebrated – a new love, the birth of a child, or reaching some milestone of achievement.   Other transitions are more ambiguous, complex, and heartbreaking.  Some we do not recover from, some we are not meant to get over – the loss a parent, a failed relationship, or sickness.

The Pull of Gravity, explores ideas of suspension, tension, and isolation through an on going narrative.  Amplified and exaggerated moments are suspended in prolonged tension and isolation, pinpointing moments of transition. Truncated limbs replace entire figures.  With the impending movement halted, the ephemeral nature of experience is momentarily arrested and able to be examined.

Everyone experiences some form of these moments in their lives and it is my attempt to make something physical that represents the complex and contradictory emotions involved in life’s evolution. Personal meaning takes shape out of these moments.  We are the sum of our life’s transitions.