“Losing Leaves” was a site-specific installation for NJCU gallery in November 2017. The installation took advantage of the two story space joining the building entry to the gallery below. Made of a complete 1930’s Funk and Wagnall set of encyclopedias, a paper cascade seems to unroll from the first floor to the exhibition space below. Cylindrical tree trunk-like verticals, made of pages joined together and lit from within, cluster below this. Illustrations, removed from their pages as separate elements on long strings, appear to slowly descend, dangling over the empty book covers below like swaying strands of knowledge.
The sense that communicative bits have been harvested from their original environment, only to drift ever downward, expresses the melancholic but inevitable move away from this outmoded form of knowledge gathering.