Liquid Rope Coiling
The exhibition presents the remaining relics from innovative material explorations conducted throughout the world between 2011 and 2017. Confronting the anticipated limit of what a material can withstand, often through violent and cataclysmic interaction, the highly elemental results exist on a more visceral than logical level. Unpredictably formed by centripetal and centrifugal forces, as well as gravity, principles defined through fluid dynamics, and entropy, there is an effort to dismantle and deconstruct as a process of creation. The predictability is nearly entirely consumed by the unknown, lending to some control over the results, but very little.
*The objects, drawings, and video works, were completed through residencies at The Tacoma Museum of Glass in Washington in 2015, S12 studios in Bergen Norway in 2017, as well as the opportunity to teach at the Toyama Institute of Glass in Japan, and work with gaffers at the Pilchuck glass school in Washington in 2016 and 2017.