ORGANIZING ENERGY, 2008
Tamarind Art Gallery, NY. Solo Exhibition
Essentially abstract, yet evocative of webs, systems, and networks, my work bridges the organic and the technological. In the canvas works, intensive, hand-drawn, black line drawings and washes of earth-toned colors hover somewhere between the biological and the architectural. Expanding the idea of drawing into the third dimension, a dense, line-driven installation appears as though it grows from and breaks through the gallery walls. Created from black wool yarn, it is reminiscent of a giant crystal formation.
My work is about giving form to thoughts and emotions beyond the human understanding of time and space - like how sediment, in different states, can give form to a tiny crystal or the Grand Canyon. Exploring a range of references over the years - from women’s labor to immigration patterns; ancient myths to science fiction; geology to geometry, my process is one of synthesis and distillation. It is informed by my desire to reveal systems that are dynamic and never-ending. Systems are everywhere in the natural world and in the man-made world. I am fascinated by how they intersect, mirror, clash and mutate into ever-changing forms.