The title of this show takes its name from the ancient symbol of a serpent eating its own tail.
For the past several years, I’ve been working on a series of large-scale works on paper called Scrolls. These works marry patterns found in craft traditions such as embroidery, macrame, and weaving with hard-edge, pattern-based abstraction found in fine art from the mid-twentieth century. Outside on a playground, tennis court, inside a parking garage, and next to backyard hen house, these scrolls were unveiled and documented in surprising spaces, places where art does not normally live.
Four scrolls have been cannibalized – cut up and repurposed in pyramids of different proportions – for this installation. In this new form, the scrolls represent both regeneration and self-destruction like the ouroboros.
In addition to the Ouroboros installation (above), this solo show also displayed four sketchbooks, four paintings, and one scroll.