on portraits

Wooden objects with a river stone make portrait number 9. This is one of many objects in a series I’ve been referring to as portraits. I started the series in 2011 and have kept many of the pieces to myself because at times they are frustrating in the way that they seem to refuse naming. But, more and more I am thinking its important to allow them to remain frustrating and am working on experiments that situate them in spaces outside of my studio.

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above a more recent portrait in process. I’m making a wall mounted shelf to hold the box and am thinking about it being possible to open and handle the object.

one more portrait below on a sculpture of a chair.

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