12’ x 30’ x 8’, plastic bottles and packaging materials
site-specific installation for Rupert Ravens Nexxt gallery. Paterson, NJ
This installation in a historic old mill building was part of "Flow follows Flow", an exhibit that focused on the role of the adjacent Great Falls on the Passaic River in industrializing the area. The size of the windows and the light they emitted was of immediate interest to me. While leaving the premises, I noticed the usual flow of trash in the parking lot, and decided to use this river of waste to further exaggerate the light quality of the windows through layers of translucent plastic packaging. My current work is often constructed of consumer waste products, and I found there were new formal qualities I could mine in styrofoam, bubble wrap and the like by creating imitation architectural window panes to mimic the existing fenestration, which captured the changing color of light, transforming the materials while pulling panes of light deeper into the exhibit space, allowing the exterior to flow into the interior via sunlight and waste.