GALLERY > Travellers

"Conversation"
mixed media
lifesize, overall dimensions variable
2003
"Conversation"
mixed media
10 x 10 x 25”
2003
Travellers
mixed media
15 x 20 x 30”
2004
The Philosopher Ruler
wood, resin, muslin, metal
24 x 14 x 12"
2006
The Philosopher Ruler
(detail)
wood, metal and resin
12 x 14 x 24"
2006
Subjects One to Three
mixed media
5 x 5 x 16”
2006
Subjects One to Four
mixed media
4 x 4 x 13”

The figures are travelers on a mission with an undisclosed, perhaps irrelevant, objective. Figures of monks are an ongoing source of interest. As symbols, they are a way to address tensions between individuation and group identity in communities. Cloaking the body pares down its complex forms, making it a singular unit rather than a collection of limbs projecting from torsos.The unit is often cloned, cast and repeated, With their limited individualism and neutral expressions the travellers are vessels for emphatic inhabitation.