Capo di Muro
The sculpture featured in this video originated from a sketch made in Corsica, a place of sea and
rocks. It is a stylized self-portrait of the artist listening intently to an element of landscape. The video
is a visual narrative of their encounter. Early into their story they are cross-sectioned revealing their
inner structure and the vast amount of space a simple object may contain. As the figure disappears
the camera focuses on the object which gradually becomes a song of very few and runaway notes.
Leda and the Swan
This video presents an experience of a virtual glass sculpture; at times translucent, other times
opaque. The sculpture features our version of a classical female torso and a not-so-classical swan.
As in the Greek myth to which it refers, the video is an encounter between these two disparate entities.
The Chinese calligraphy for K'un, the Receptive, was developed as a virtual object; a 3-dimensional
model whose component parts correspond to the individual brush strokes. It was explored
photographically using a wide range of perspectives. A Chinese calligraphic character, deceptively
simple in appearance, embodies the amazing depth and complexity of their language. It is an image,
a word; possibly an abstract concept, sometimes a work of art. Exploring this apparently simple object
presents a visual experience which is equally multi-dimensional.
The video presents a sculptural configuration - a grouping of objects in a landscape. The
perspective ranges from extreme close-ups to satellite views. The camera explores vagaries of
spatial perception; choices of the eye, what it decides to include, investigate, eliminate. The
components of the model are removed sequentially, referring to the temporal life of these objects
independent of the viewer's choices.