MAGNIFICENT GOO operates under the understanding of just how much can be born and borrowed from the past. It has developed from my interest in the lasting presence of forms, events, spaces and the distortion done unto them by our memories. I am interested not in what is but what is left. Through my examinations on what sticks and what recedes into the subconscious, iconic, wonky creatures have emerged and are shaped in these jagged, absurd spaces. By making spaces that are simultaneously heavy and weightless, I speak to the way we experience memory and how it occupies space in our minds. Painted with the playfulness of a child, joyous and awfully human, the works ask the viewer to resist the urge to dismiss what is unknown. Instead, it encourages a new kind of looking, one where we are able to look at ourselves and the magnificent goo we contain.
there’s no place like the floor
Acrylic and paper clay on wood panel
24” x 18”