Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Objects of Art

Ritual Function
"It is significant that the existence of the work of art with reference to its aura is never entirely separated from its ritual function." -- Walter Benjamin
A few years ago I began a series of environmental works investigating the relationship of art to time and decay. The series began as performative interventions and collections from open areas and natural settings. The destinations for these sites were pre-determined from stories passed down to me by my mother and aunts – tales of travel and strange events from their past.
The secondary art pieces resulting from these interventions are a combination of documentation, audio, collections, and objects in multiples and combined – all as layers over time.