In this series entitled (Re)Contextualizing Yoga, I am wearing my grandmother's and her sister's dresses from the early 20thC and performing yoga in front of my collages. Yoga, in its contemporary form, was largely developed in the early 20C at the time that my relatives were wearing this clothing. I find the juxtaposition to be curious and compelling, especially when paired with my collages which thematically echo the truly anachronistic nature of any space in time.
The Path is not Linear, 2017
72" x 90"
mixed media on canvas, burlap, linen and glassine
This piece is part of a series of collages entitled Not in Control where I am exploring the relationship between consciousness and the subconscious. This piece, The Path is not Linear, is based on classic Indian representations of the path of meditation in ten stages. The passage of time deceptively promotes a linear path which misrepresents a strange, wondrous and chaotic reality.
Nothing at All I, 2017
48" x 96"
metal dye sublimation print, acrylic, glassine
Nothing at All II, 2017
10" x 10" x 58"
plexiglass, dead hummingbird
Nothing at All II, detail, 2017
45" x 20" x29"
chairs, zip ties
Peace Begins Here (the universe is in my nostrils), 2017
40" x 30"
metal dye sublimation print
Blessed Monotony, 2017
Blessed Monotony is entitled after the famous Gandhi quote of the same name where he commented on the inherent pleasure of mundane tasks if one is mindful of what one is doing. Even activities that would normally be considered drudgery and lacking virtuosity. The drone of the ragini box accompanies the mesmerizing activity of me dust mopping our then yoga studio.
Blessed Monotony, installation view, 2017
30" x 25" x 29"
video, monitor, shelf, ragini box
Vibrate into Seat, 2016
installation view, 2017
Not Two Not One, 2017