Adjacent Possibles 2012“The adjacent possible is a kind of shadow future, hovering on the edges of the present state of things, a map of all the ways in which the present can reinvent itself.”
–Quoted from Steven Johnson on Stuart Kaufman
There is an ecology in the studio wherein a co-evolution of forms takes place. It is an environment of thrift and surplus, a hardscrabble existence where what comes to hand is used with the luxury of color and excess. Painting and sculpture become scaffolds to support color and get it into the environment. In this work, I focus on a series of oppositions: inside/outside, order/disorder, animal/human, internal/external, two dimensional/three dimensional, and constraints/absence. These oppositions form the basis of a process of construction: examining how environments, paintings and bodies are made.