This is a collaborative piece created with Ann Coddington Rast. I found the chairs and had Ann respond to them in which she made twined rocks. She then returned the in- process piece, and I responded to her work with the charcoal drawings. Ann and I were in graduate school together back in 1991 at the U of I. Ann studied and pursued an MFA in sculpture and I received an MFA in printmaking.
The elemental use of line throughout these installations is a way to facilitate the nature of the human - in and out of its own physical and psychological environments. Environments such as nature, interior spaces, portraiture(self analysis), passions, anatomy, introspection, direction and anonymity. Confrontations of the daily psyche and experiences in human nature, and the interplays between the ego and the ID are documented here in this wide range of installations - as line meanders like handwriting in a diary.