August 25, 2010
Feather Shed from a Meteor, No.14
muonionalusta meteorite, eucrite, and carbon on paper
47.5 x 25 inches
This piece will make its debut on September 1 at my upcoming show at Davidson Galleries in Seattle, Washington.
Meteorites are stones that fall from the sky, and, as stones, they present a particular challenge to the material imagination. In a sense meteorites arrive on Earth in a dream-like state. Typically stones do not fly through the air on their own. What can the material imagination do with an object that is already endowed with a momentum we do not generally associate with that material (at least as we understand it)? Does the imagination add additional qualities of translucency or radiation? Does it continue to add some aspect of fluid dynamics or some other aqueous logic? Does it try to simply reduce it to the gravitational logic of a sublunary object? The challenge is not one of limitation, but of infinite possibility.