No Friend of Jack
"I started doing kinetic pieces in undergraduate school at the Kansas City Art Institute. The Institute stressed doing outdoor work because it was the Midwest and they had all this outdoor space but no gallery space. I'd make something inside and it would look really huge. I'd take it outdoors and all of a sudden it would be just tiny. I wanted things to be bigger so they could be seen from far away and I wondered what they looked like from the other side? so I thought what if it turned and it could move for you?
When I moved to my present studio in Baltimore and saw that in the afternoon the sun came beaming in and the buildings around me were all in shadow, I started using mirrors in my sculpture because I wanted to see sunlight strobe across the surface of those dark buildings? It was another way of affecting my environment, making kinetic things do more than move in front of me, but really broadcast their motion over a much larger environment. That was the awakening of an idea for me.
It is my hope that viewers share in my curiosity about the wind and light phenomena.