Without A Safety Net
My work shows a moment when both the expression and the unattainability of desire are visible. I create a place of ambiguity in which it is not clear if things are being held or falling, protected or trapped, hoping or exiled. Without A Safety Net is a piece that oscillates between safety and comfort and that which one needs comforting and protection from. It is tall and majestic, demanding attention, but it possesses a delicate twist, making it something dangerous, something that causes apprehension.
This piece is a way for me to examine the differences between the spaces separated by a partially permeable membrane. A very slight and moveable line creates two distinct spaces of under or the net and over. In one situation the structure acts almost as a net or a trap, and in the other it becomes protection, a safety apparatus. It hovers just above the ground, ready to catch and protect though it is unclear who or what might be falling.
These disciplined tangles create a parallel map for things that are not tangible.