Masculinity

2 pieces completed Jan 31st, 2009. These are following different lines of thought that can be connected. Mostly I was thinking about masculinity and it’s perpetuation through society. At a certain point that means that it is a system of thought and action. So, what becomes interesting is how we observe and deal with this system.

What happens when it this system collapses? (the emergency parachute deployment on the falling man) I like the parachute as a man-made thing that trust is put into. The trust is that the chute will open, it will catch you and make your decent easy.

Release

Release

How does masculinity assert itself ? The title of this one is ‘smoke’ alluding to the illusion and fog that prevents us from seeing clearly. (cowboy/cigarette/bombers= lonely, strong, rebel, violence, and war machines.)

Smoke

Smoke

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Eastfield College -Installation

I installed a show at Eastfield Community College in Mesquite, Texas this weekend (Jan 17th-18th, 2009).
The show looks good despite my worry about multiple styles of work conflicting. The lighting is not finished in these photos, but they give a good idea of how the show looks.

Installation from the front door of the gallery

Installation from the front door of the gallery

Bravado Series

Bravado Series

3 Mobile Structures

3 Mobile Structures

Installation shot from the back of the gallery

Installation shot from the back of the gallery

Innovation by Limitation: Houston TX 2008-9

Here are a few images of works that I displayed in Houston at the NauHaus gallery in Dec 2008/Jan 2009.

It was part of a group show of Lubbock TX artists called “Innovation by Limitation.”
Featuring Jonathan Whitifill, Piotr Chizinski. & Sue Anne Rische

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Yin/Yang of the West

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Mobile Structure : Cloud (Cotton boll in the head)

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Mobile Structure: Bird (feathers in the head)

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Mobile Structure: Angel (hair in the head)

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Descending from the Blue

Dec 2008- Vermont

I just returned from a residency in Vermont during december 2008. It was in Johnson VT: the Vermont Studio Center.

I am uploading some images and a video of work I made while there.

Installation of work when I got home...

Installation of work when I got home...