AMASS

I took to watching low-res wrestling videos on YouTube.  I would pause the video periodically, and the grappling bodies would blur in pixels and color, indistinguishable masses.  I would un-pause and the forms would reestablish themselves and separate.

 

I liked to imagine that all this was really happening--for a split second their boundaries collapsed and blended-- so quickly that only the machine could perceive it.  

Mass 1
Mass 1

//Oil on canvas //48" x 72" //2011

Mass 2
Mass 2

//Oil on canvas //48" x 72" //2011

Mass 3
Mass 3

//Oil on canvas //48" x 72" //2012

Mass 4
Mass 4

//Oil on canvas //48" x 72" //2012

Mass 5
Mass 5

//Oil on canvas //60" x 60" //2013

Mass 5
Mass 5

//Oil on canvas //60" x 60" //2013

Big Mass
Big Mass

//Oil on canvas //72" x 120" //2013

Amass
Amass

//Installation pictured: A Mass (artist book) and Big Mass