"She has that kind of courage. To put impermanence in." — Oddbill.com
The Return to Performance
Starting in early 2014, I started to collaborate with San Francisco-based Kinetech, a movement+technology company, to explore using their interactive projections as the light source for the paintings.
Best Genre-Defying Sci-Artistic Collaborative
SF Weekly's "Best of San Francisco"
"Kinetech, a science and art collaborative that's just recently turned a year old, explores the way movement and art can be both scientifically interesting and aesthetically pleasing. Software developers, physicists, martial artists, dancers, engineers, and choreographers work together on projects that inevitably become more than the sum of their parts. Led by physicist Weidong Yang, the team has been collaborating on tactile and kinetic works of movement, dance, and living sculpture that promote experimentation and an intuitive understanding of the science of bodies. Get in on the action at one of the group's weekly labs, or check out one of their performances, parties, or installations."
F2F (face to face) / encaustic (wax) on plexiglas / each panel 2 x 6.5 feet
What are you looking at? I paint with wax on glass, layering images such that when the image is front-lit, you see one image, and when it is back-lit (or lit through the glass) a second image is revealed. The lighting is sometimes automated and sometimes triggered by the movement or presence of the viewer. The result is a theatrical, interactive, time-based painting ... constructing meaning from multiple states experienced over time in the mind of the viewer and delving into experiences of time, perception, and the layers of human understanding.
SecondSight / Encaustic (wax) on Plexiglas / 16 x 6.5 feet
Untitled Glow (Silver Green) / wax on glass / 14 x 6 inches