Negotiating Desire 

2000-2005


Selected works reflecting on conflict, longing and emptiness, particularly in relation to American socio-political and economic ideological structures.




Exhibition View 2005

title and small collage works






George W. 

paper collage, chalkboard paint, tempera

18 in. X 24 in.

2004.





The Ladder of Fortune

paper collage, chalkboard paint, tempera

12 in. X 18 in.

2004.





Temperance (Presence vs. Progress)

paper collage, tempera, pencil

20 in. X 20 in.

2003.





Commodities

paper collage, tempera

8.5 in X 12 in.

2003.







Services of The House

paper collage, transfer

12 in X 18 in.

2000.




The Consumers/Consumed

2002-2005

These paintings work within the field of portraiture, addressing the conflicting natures of desire, taste and appetite.  The Portrait is divided and cut, showing both the 'inside' and 'outside' of what is represented(shown) and what is experienced(desired).


Since the works address and re-present issues of conflict and duality, another element in the installation points to a more cyclical, ephemeral and immaterial nature: sound waves. Each speaker plays a sine wave (a cyclical structure of duality vs. a separated structure of duality) at 2 hz.  This sine wave is so low it is impossible to hear, but it vibrates the speakers in such a way as to slowly thump the interior, appearing like a beating heart.





The Hostess/A Real Gentleman

oil on canvas with speakers in wall

2005







Pie/Plucked 

oil on canvas with speakers in wall

2005




Plucked 

oil on canvas

2004