Lay it on Thick / 2018
Lay it on Thick is an imagining of possibility, assembled narratives, and the subtle support structures that aid in identity formations. The installation gestures to three curling photographs affectionately leaning into one another, the individuals in the frames identified by jewelry objects that find rest on several panels. The stability of the stacked panels rely on strangely cast bronze bolts in various states of becoming, and cut scraps from the installation that seem to add complication but play an important role in the overall balance of the piece— both tests of trust in relationship and kinship. Through thinly veiled strategies of camouflage, intimate moments are slightly obscured to slow the visual experience of the work— to encourage lingering and reward patience. Nothing is completely hidden, but it is not always given readily— and not always so easily understood.
Wood, scraps, wallpaper, aluminum, silver, bronze, 14k gold, nylon, sequin pins, screws, reflective glass beads, crayon, wildflowers that are weeds, heat