In this series of works I am attempting to write two different letters by pulling and releasing strings attached to each of the four limbs. This work began with the idea of becoming a kind of mark making marionette and then went through a series of permutations that made the human puppet associations less important. Continue reading Pulling Strings (2004-2006)
This work followed on from the Pulling strings series of works. After dealing with large pieces of canvas, huge amount string and a rather complex install I wanted to simplify things. Continue reading No strings (2007)
I conceived on this work after contingencies of travel led me to eat a custard apple with chopsticks in a public plaza. What started as an act born of necessity turned into an impromptu and undocumented art action. It was just odd enough to arouse the curiosity of passersby but not so strange that it was obviously some kind of performance. When I got back to my room I took out the chopsticks and reflected on the curiosity that the eating of the custard apple had aroused. I was thinking about a biological imperative for curiosity around food and how we eat. I then had the thought that if the chopsticks were pens I could try to write four different letters simultaneously. Continue reading The Chopstick Technique (2002-2011)
In this work I’m attempting to write four different letters simultaneously using aluminum poles attached to my arms and legs.