Objects

The first objects in this project were made using techniques ranging from sewn and stuffed fabric forms to rudimentary works in clay. I later found that paper models provided both practical and thematic advantages, and this became my standard technique for years to come. However, at the time I felt the slight mass and scale of the models would negate their actual objective or physical presence, and hence make them too difficult to exhibit. In retrospect, I may have underestimated the potential for some of these models to be shown on their own. Nevertheless, until now they have only been presented as subjects.

Stylized houses, chairs, cars and human figures were among the figurative elements to arise from the first box studies that appeared in the photographs. They generally were presented in a fashion that did not obscure the manner in which they were crafted. Later objects were more discreet fabrications with less obvious symbolic currency, and blended more easily with other non-fabricated subject matter.

In realizing that some of the diminutive non-fabricated subjects were all but dependent upon photographic presentation to amplify their objective presence, a new crafted form will now appear in this project with the intention of reinforcing, or in a sense framing some of these forms in a manner in which found objects and fabricated supports reinforce one another to an extent that results in a new synthesized form. These will be the first works that will be exhibited as both subjects in photographs and objects in their own right.