If you live in the Bay Area stop by Root Division Gallery. I am participating in a group show entitled Through That Which is Seen which explores the diorama in contemporary art.
I will be exhibiting a piece I call “Journey of a Boy.” The show runs through June 23rd.
|“Journey of a Boy”|
A child’s wooden school desk becomes a stage upon which a boy’s life is revealed. Sitting on top of the desk, where an inkwell once stood, is a glass-domed vessel containing a small figurine of a young man wearing a graduation gown. A light emanating from beneath the lid of the desk illuminates the figurine. By peering beneath the partially raised lid of the desk, the viewer is able to glimpse a whimsical prehistoric landscape populated with toy dinosaurs.
Within the desk are the daydreams of yesterday’s play-filled childhood, while on top of the desk, in front of the seated student, lies a crystal ball or beacon, guiding the boy to his future destination as a young man.
This piece was created entirely from materials found during my art residency at the San Francisco city dump.