State of Grace 2008
A blue tinted magazine photograph of a young child jumping inspired this body of work. She was suspended in mid air; the muscles taut with purpose, her gesture free and joyous. Initially it was the action that attracted me. How to create movement and lightness? As I worked, more ambiguous worlds started to take shape. The indeterminate quality of the figures that exist in a space before birth or after death, or in the dream world of childhood before rationality takes root.
They hover at the mysterious border separating the familiar from the obscure, a space of open possibility. Jumping up but coming down, spinning outward but meditating inward.
Installation of State of Grace, 2008, David Kaye Gallery
another view of Installation at David Kaye Gallery