Embarrassment of Riches
print, drawing, and collage on paper & balsa
72 x 60 x 15 inches

Two pieces of furniture commonly used to hold or display objects become surfaces for the mental map. Text and image combine to create a reference to narrative without any definite story, just as they address language without offering an explicit message. A drawing’s flat plane reminds us of the illusory nature of authorship, just as tables or shelves offer surfaces for subjective arrangement. Here, the formed objects reinforce the awareness of artifice while conveying a yearning to give solid weight and order to intangible thought. In addition to sculptural references, drawing plays a central role. The mark, whether directly applied or transferred through the process of the print, simultaneously declares agency and uncertainty in both the fuzziness of printed scratches and the timidity of the pen.