A Window's Dream, 2012
Medium: Wallpaper, fabric, polyester, plaster, glass, wax, oil paint, electrodes.
Size: 62" x 46"
This piece was influence by my Behavioral Apprenticeship at Brown University and my research in Neuro-Oncology. I placed electrodes on children and adults and looked at their sleep patterns. Paint, wax and sculptural elements allowed me to create various vortexes to enter the dream-like worlds. I chose to do large scale work because of the physicality it brought to the work, while it still allowed me to create details. I used wallpaper for the background to remind the audience of a room setting. I loved working with wax as its texture and color could be manipulated to subtly display or completely conceal the wallpaper underneath. Similarly, we remember various depths of our dreams while other moments become very cloudy memories. In the future, I want to experiment using paint, wax and sculptural elements in transforming the weightlifting platform.