Mostly Small Things: Mixed Media Works
I've been thinking about a few small things.... small objects, old photographs and bits & pieces of ideas that come and go. Most of these things have occurred to me over a long period of time and never quite seemed to work their way into other bodies of work. In some respects they were little things idea wise that hadn't made their way in to my "conscious" thoughts. Something told me to not to let go of these fragments of ideas and beginnings of pieces. I tried to listen to what they were saying and tried to be patient enough to hear what I needed to hear. Most of these works are small in physical size but sometimes small things lead to bigger ideas. In this group of work there are references to myths, to marking time, to changing histories, to intersections of faith, science and art and to transformation.
In the field of Physics there is a search for the unifying "Theory of Everything". It is the one theory that would pull together all of the areas of knowledge into one comprehensible idea about the "way the universe works". I draw some parallels to that search in my work. I'm trying to pull together little bits and pieces of ideas about "the meaning of life, the universe and everything" (to borrow a quote from a Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy). I suspect my search will not lead to one unifying theory in the end.... for me, it’s all about the searching.”