I'm much more interested in letting the materials do the work. This helps me accommodate both accident and error in combination with algorithms and efficiency. My process evolves from a simple idea, or an image. Construction begins by finding the initial pieces that can form the structure, but soon I find myself in a vortex of entropy and my job shifts to one of keeping the whole piece together and moving forward. At this point I open up the project to any material that I can afford, scavenge or create. The sculpture is now letting me know what will work, and I become the passenger. The anxiety this creates is indescribable, and I struggle to keep everything afloat as I challenge the laws of physics, and sound engineering.
In the end, whether the piece functions aesthetically and kinetically matters little. I want the work to reflect my struggles, triumphs and ultimate satisfaction. This was a period of my life.
Machine Muse, Lois Lambert Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2013