Oct 2014 — Nov 2015
Bellevue Arts Museum | Bellevue WA
aluminum mesh | wire | shadow | colored gels
site-specific sculpture installation
space & dimensions variable
Primordia was commissioned by the Bellevue Arts Museum as one of a series of temporary installations by local and national artists to be featured in the Grand Forum space. The project was funded in part by the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Curator’s Statement: Drawing inspiration from the constantly fluctuating light and weather patterns that color the Northwest, Primordia is a cosmic study in light, shadow and volume—a flowing topography of materiality and swirling energy that speaks to primeval origins. During the installation process, the suspended work grew organically on site. The hand crimping and crunching involved in bringing this labor-intensive work to life symbolize for the artist a metaphysics of perpetual creation and destruction as described in the writings of French philosopher Giles Deleuze (The Fold, 1992): “There is no one substance, only an always-differentiating process, an origami cosmos, always folding, unfolding, refolding.”