|Groundcover: rug, 8.27.14|
I've been saving these paint roller covers for several years, using them to make a small series of works I call Groundcover. This is the first time I've actually covered the ground with them. I've been saving them with the intent that I may have enough to create a wall or ceiling covering work one day. But collecting them has been slow and that ultimate piece looking ever more elusive. The column I made for the Salon des REfUSE exhibit at the Garrison Art Center utilized all but a couple of the roller covers I have, so I thought it fitting to make that the final Groundcover work....But then I remembered snow season was approaching and I might could make use of my collection as raw material for a little winter play before divesting myself of them.
|Groundcover: rug, phase 2|
That I've made a habit of going out to make "art" in the snow for the past three years hadn't occured to me until I began looking at the photos I took.
In 2012, the snow made it possible to quickly transform a sketchbook image into installation with "Dominos."
|Dominos (linked moments), Dec 2012, painted drywall, snow, grass|
Early on Christmas morning in 2013, I took advantage of another fresh bed of snow, documenting a performance that was inspired by watching workers "draw" by sweeping snow from the parking lot of the building I was staying in on my 2012 trip to Geneva.