ZHOU B SPIRIT AWARD WINNER
Southern Illinois University Edwarsdville
House paint, wood
40" x 36" x 6"
My recent body of work consists of sculptural "paintings" created from materials intended to recede into the background of daily life. Many layers of leftover house paint create skins that conceal the vulnerability that can exist behind the seemingly palatable or commonplace. These works are frozen in a state of internal unrest and behave as physical and emotional manifestations of the everyday. I additionally reference processes witnessed in nature that undergo a kind of hybridization between the natural and the synthetic. My process in the studio is composed and accidental, evocative of actions that mark periods of self-certainty and self-doubt, and I urge viewers
to wander in the gaps.