Home Body Drawings and Home Suite Heart Drawings
May 2009
An on going series.

The Home Body and Home Suite Heart drawings began to take shape in the summer of 2008, after an encounter at the soon-to-be opened Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. Upon opening a drawer I was faced with a collection of finches, tagged and laying, forever hushed, all in a row. The drawer next to them revealed their nests, kept intact, on display, yet separated from their makers. This presentation of preservation continues to haunt me, and I am directed to explore the equivocal connections between home and body; between creation and creator; between the need to preserve and the need to make or build.

These drawings are one part of a larger investigation all related to questions of nesting, security, liminality and longing.

 

Read a review by Donna Napper, curator at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.