Mondrian Dress-YSL/SL

                                       
I created this dress for Stephen Lapthisophon's exhibit "Spelling Lessons" at Conduit Gallery.  It is a play on YSL's day dress from 1965 and a study of Mondrian's grid paintings from 1921.  In these early grid paintings Mondrian left many of the black lines open from the edge of the canvas.  In my version I left the sides of the dress unfinished and open, but connected by an area of the black grid. 



RedShift Mondrian Dress
acrylic on canvas, with black duck tape and found cotton twill ribbon
37" x 22"

Standing In

"I Stand Corrected" is a video by my studio mate Jereon Nelemans.  He asked me to "stand in" for this recording as a viewer placed off to the side. We're both interested in playing with formal design to create open grids, looking at the work of Mondrian, and studying the Fibonacci Series.

Spoke, Chicago
December 2010

Light Train


Light Train
Spoke, Chicago
December 2010

These are a series of ten woven drawings created with a photo luminescent thread. The ten surfaces, created in sequence, are a metaphor for achieving fullness; the first weaving is empty while the tenth weaving is full. The linear material , a glow in the dark filament, supports a passive metabolic process like Fuller, absorbing light from the surrounding environment, emitting light in the surrounding darkness.
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washed muslin
glow-in-the-dark thread
straight pins
5" x 7" each