Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New York Fiber in the 21st Century




My Swimming Hole installation is being featured in this group exhibition at 

Lehman College, Bronx, NY

New York Fiber in the 21st Century

“There You Remain in the Drain of the Mainframe Food Chain” pipe cleaners,
8 x 8 x 8 feet. 2008 - 2011.
“There You Remain in the Drain of the Mainframe Food Chain”, pipe cleaners, 8 x 8 x 8 feet. 2008 - 2011.
“There You Remain in the Drain of the Mainframe Food Chain” pipe cleaners,
8 x 8 x 8 feet. 2008 - 2011.

"There You Remain in the Drain of the Mainframe Food Chain" is an installation that is made out of woven pipe cleaners using a fun but laborious process that was invented and hand made by the artist. The scene is of a swimming hole with two swimmers in a remote area. The two swimmers seem relatively happy but apprehensive about their experience in the swimming hole, like something is about to happen.

Over head is a turkey vulture that is about to prey on them. "There You Remain in the Drain of the Mainframe Food Chain" represents a cycle or food chain. The swimmers are equal members of the food chain, along with all the items around the swimming hole.

In addition to the swimmers, swimming hole and turkey vulture there are several items, around the swimming hole, that the swimmers have brought along with them on their nature adventure. A stereo cassette player/radio, a pair of New Balance athletic shoes, a pair of flip flops, two Sudz beer cans, a bag of Machos and Cheapos in a plastic bag, that are all parts in the food chain. There are two rats, bees, a parakeet and a dragonfly in addition to the rocks and tree stumps that surround the swimming hole setting. 



1 Comments:

Anonymous Brian said...

Great installation. Interesting take on the idea of the food chain. I love haw colloquial it looks and the emotion you are evoking.

6:02 PM  

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