Eight 7-foot, translucent, colored half-circles made from crocheted
fiberglass hang on the wall, attached by a minimal Walnut structure.
Each outside end is flanked by a Walnut structure with three lights.
This installation utilizes the corner of the room but can also be
installed on one continuous wall.
Our own identity is a hybrid of genetics, the physical material;
of our behavior, the choices we make, by the way we present ourselves,
the way we interact with our immediate environment; and our social,
cultural, and geographic circumstance. We are the sum of these parts.
This work began as an exploration of identity construction: identity
as the sum of its parts in terms of relationships of parts within
one body and also relationships of individuals within one defined
group. The conceptual identity focused further through ideas of
This work and “A Sum of its Parts: 5 is equal to 1”
were created for a temporary exhibition at the 3Arts Club, a historic
residential building that is undergoing physical and functional
transformations. I incorporated ideas of transformation into the
theme of identity construction. By utilizing the surrounding color
format and the gallery’s interior architectural measurements
and rhythms, these two works naturally grow out of this space.
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