Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2008
Materials: 16’ x 16’ blue room, deep blue light, raised subfloor, benches, 7’ x 7’ digital print, video projectors,
Duration: 26 minutes
In Middle Sticks, the viewer enters a deep blue room with benches. A large print hovers below the ﬂoor in the middle of the space, appearing to be in constant slow motion, while is projected from above. I manipulate an original Miró painting by placing a print of on a motor while shaking the camera to translate the color of the paint into light. The result is luminous. Middle Sticks explores the concept of moving light and its ability to enliven aspects of objects and space and creates a dynamism that would otherwise remain hidden. In sampling the color palette of a still painting, then translating this static work into a time-based poetic abstraction, I am able to investigate my interest in what lies beneath that which is visible in full stationary light. A once familiar painting is transformed into a mesmerizing, shifting chromatic spectrum.