In this series, I attempt to interrupt the objects’ original meanings. I physically alter broken and abandoned materials to create new forms that are alienated from their original purpose. Instead of concentrating on their symbolic or functional histories, I focus on how my perception of the objects physically changes over a period of time. By emphasizing evolving visual and perceptual qualities, I attempt to mask and then recode the objects’ meanings. Their new function is to be observed.
The work consists of three inter-related parts: objects, drawings, and paintings. Each part is a way of representing my visual understanding of these un-namable forms.
The third component is the painted sculptures. I painted my observations of the reconfigured objects directly onto themselves. The paint adds a second skin which covers and masks the original objects. While it remains a three-dimensional form, it is now observed through the illusion of the surface painting.