Transformation of Spaces to Places

  • This work engages with issues of intimacy and spatial domains. I created paintings of figures, either purposefully, or accidentally positioned in a public or private landscape. The figures are floating, encased or engulfed within an interior, or exterior landscape. Often, the work has focused on the individual struggle with identity within public and private domains, and what Lawrence Grossberg calls a “lived geography of practices,” where there is a “constant transformation of places into spaces, and spaces into places…[and where] the question of the relations of space and place are always implicated in relations of power and control” (pp. 11-48, “Speculations and Articulations of Globalization.” Polygraph1,1999).