Sets from Table/Building/Landscape 1988 -1989
Using only the table/building as subject, I’ve explored a range of issues from medium and scale to language and memory. The horizontal surface of the table/building can be alternatively understood as ground, table top, roof or cloud. In “Set T”, for example, the image of the table takes on mythological dimensions. One block in sequence shows the horizontal plane of the building’s roof ripped apart, becoming sky and earth. Another shows the building with roots and branches, implying its origins in the earth. In “Set Q” the table/building undergoes a series of transformations: ghost images hover above, pieces of the table separate and float away, the table is eliminated leaving only its shadow, and the shadow becomes a table.