“I want to inscribe line work that records my present state of mind (June 2020). Whether it is through the televised killings of Black people from police brutality or the rising count of Covid victims, there is an internal and universal mourning taking place. This series is to process these particular deaths, as they are being experienced this year.”
The work is comprised of figurative engravings on oxidized steel. Reminiscent of ancient carvings, these impressions include architectural and geometric shapes that interact with bodies, capturing mental and spatial dispositions. There is a sense of heaviness subjectively and objectively. Each surface is pierced at the center top, allowing for the protrusion of a steel wire and suspension of a granite cube, symbolic of pendulums and emotional load.
All pieces: Engraved oxidized steel, stainless steel cord, wood, granite / Exhibited at Galerie Lakaye in 2020 and Vielmetter Los Angeles in 2021