I couldn't know until I touched It 2019
Vermont Studio Center
Plaster, stoneware, carbon copy paper, paper towel, newsprint, latex paint
The work explores the physical and emotional voids manifested through loss and the act of reaching out to touch these voids, grasping for the boundaries of what's present and what's gone. On a sheet of carbon copy paper the script from the interior scroll of a mezuzah has been traced and subsequently becomes legible only through its absence. An image of a burning candle hangs in the middle of the studio with only it's flame missing, acting as a viewfinder that transforms the rooms contents into the flame. A weight bearing column is reproduced on flimsy newsprint at the same scale. These objects seek to reveal the instability of our own emotional and physical relationships to material and space.