To build a larger reality. Sometimes the concepts in my understanding are unformed, milky. I can feel them, but I don’t know what they mean, or what the significance of their structure is, that is, until I speak them out loud.
When I started making mobiles what drove me was their 3 dimensionality- that they did not hierarchically arrange the relationship between viewer and object, and they also did not cut off the connection between viewer and viewer the way television does. I wanted to make 3 dimensional tv, I wanted to allow the space the way a fire allows space, circularly.
Then in conversation with dave I realized that with these sculptures I have really been exploring how to break story down into its most basic elements, so that a mute object can ‘tell’ a story.
There are 3 primary elements (and J reminded me of this too), there is always a subject. Without a subject there is nothing to transform. The subject is rotating around an object, and both of these are both passing through and influenced by an environment, an element.
So I have a big narrative I am making now. Yes, I want to make these to fill airports and concert halls, but sometimes you have to build the model first, before you build the larger piece. This may only be 12 feet in circumference, a delicate synapse whose circumference is just a small room. But I can’t make the movie til I write the script.
And yes, it will have a whale in it.