Various Installation Pieces
I always cheat at croquet, Video/photo/installation see more in Learning the Sport 1986
The Miracle Girl, 1984-5. Photo/Video installation. A story about my mother.
Photosynthesis, growing installation 1989
When someone disappears, it's like they go into a black hole. 1986 Video installation for anniversary of Amnesty International. You walk down a slanted ramp which rocks a bit beneath you feet to look down onto the video story of a man disappeared in Chile. The mountains are to far to reach to keep your balance.
Fashions for Bureaucrats: Administrative flow chart Kimono 1985-6
Fashions for Bureaucrats: Please return call Kimono 1985-86
The Tornado: video/memo installation piece with recycling plant shredding paper on monitor and all the memos, paper I received in a two month period while Chair of the Art Dept. Some memos were confidential so I hung them higher. (front view) 1986
The Tornado: video/memo installation piece with recycling plant shredding paper on monitor and all the memos, paper I received in a two month period while Chair of the Art Dept. Some memos were confidential so I hung them higher. (back view) 1986
Vanity Chair and fun house mirror. Early computer drawing framed in cushion, stamped around the chair "She was tired of looking short and fat so she installed a fun house mirror. (The chair was a metaphor for my job as Chair of Art) 1987
Chair painted to look like granite and balanced on half eggs surrounded by warnings. Another metaphor for being chair of an art department. 1987
Was it fate or fortune that you were born when you were, where you were, to be who you are and do what you do? This very early computer piece consisted of drawings on the computer, scanned photographs and boxes based on that sentence. It was hung like a diagrammed sentence with modifiers above and below the main sentence line. (beginning section) 1989
Middle section shows family photographs above and some of the boxes in the main line with computer drawings. Below the main line are images of chance. 1989
End section. I come from a family of 12 kids. I am #2. I always ask myself how I got lucky to be me with my life. 1989
Origin of Ideas installed as a huge modular piece with sections approximately 16x20". 1996-7
Original origin of ideas image
Opening gallery shot of The Journey 2000
Inside the gallery of the journey. Once again examining how we find our way and become who we are.
Looking down most of the gallery. The panels that stick out with images had small objects and quotes that you would see after you passed and looked over your shoulder. The banners urge you to be brave and continue. The gallery was filled with the smell of cinnamon and had a metronome beating out the rhythm of a heartbeat.
My father died and in response, I created this digital image with a replica of an instrument found in the History of Science Museum in Florence Italy. Theirs measured humidity mine measured the weight of Kleenex full of tears and the scale went from sorrow to repair. The small house on the instrument was a metaphor for me and my family. 1999-2000
Here is the image behind the sorrow/repair device.
Here is my device in balance where the weight on tears on the Kleenex measures grief or repair.
Here is the one from the History of Science Museum where the felt disks are heavier when damp from humidity.
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