of Everyday Movement' envisions as a topographical mapping the culturally
inscribed nature of our everyday travels. Using global positioning
satellite receivers (GPS), the project seeks to render visible our
movement through the built environment of the city, revealing socio-political
and poetic patterns of traffic flow through the urban body. In these
drawings we see images as often as we detect the variations of a traveler's
movement through the city over time. The GPS, designed for precise
measurement and navigation, is subverted and re-cast as a kind of
giant pencil or tool for making chance compositions.
The project takes process and performance as the subject of the work.
Artist, studio assistant and traveler are all equal performers in
this process-based work which explores the performance of our everyday
The relationship of performer/spectator is re-configured in the live
Internet performance in which the performer is only visible as an
ant-like dot crawling across the screen. The performer is insulated
from the gaze of the spectator, creating a shifted and mediated economy
of the gaze that stands in contrast to traditional live performance,
film or video. 'The Choreography of Everyday Movement' reduces the
representation of movement and physical presence to the most basic
visual abstraction in an attempt to privilege the poetic over the
Inspired by the random, yet structured beauty and minute details of
nature (flora, fauna and mineral), I often include many objects in
my images; all similar in form, yet each unique in its details. Those
details of color and texture mimic the level of physical detail found
in the natural world and create an illusion of reality even while
the viewer is confronted with the practical knowledge that the objects
illustrated do not exist.
One of the great joys of my process is that I can create an image
with physical levels of detail and realism without the constraints
of physical materials. The path from inspiration and idea to implementation
and image is direct and unencumbered.
I recently met a scientist investigating the micro-structures formed
by the controlled sintering of ceramic powders. Sintering involves
the heating, but not melting, of materials to form a coherent mass.
Electronmicrographs of his research served as the initial inspiration
for a series which incorporates numerous small plates, either entirely
representing a surface or coating portions of a surface. The structured
placement of the sixteen spheres in each image is contrasted with
the irregularities of the plates.