Raw Materials

2014-2015


....But we're a bunch of raw materials that don't mean to be - have any process upon us.  Don't mean to be made into any product!  Don't mean -- Don't mean to end up being bought by some clients of the University, be they the government, be they industry, be they organized labor, be they anyone!  We're human beings! ....


Mario Savio on the steps of Sprout Hall, UC Berkeley

Dec 2, 1964


This series of work is a homage to the Free Speech Movement of the early 1960's and an investigation into its relevance today.  In response to the continuing commodifaction of culture and human experience, this series evokes and re-presents the spirit and impulse of that first moment when someone disrupted (paused) a situation of oppression and not only insisted upon a free voice, but a free mind.


Formally these works are inspired by Richard Tuttle's 'Octagonals' and the postminimalist tendencies of the 1960's which, among many things, sought to highlight the quieter, transitional and ephemeral aspects of human experience in contrast to some of the more grandiose gestures of abstract expressionism and the industrial made elements of minimalism.




Revolutions (series)

Monoprint with oil paint and laser print

2015


Revolutions (series)

Monoprint with oil paint and laser print

2015



Revolutions (series)

Monoprint with oil paint and laser print

2015



Revolutions (series)

Monoprint with oil paint and laser print

2015




Raw Materials (series)

Monoprint with oil paint and laser print transparencies

2015



Raw Materials (series)

Monoprint with oil paint and laser print transparencies

2015