|The Stars I was Born Under|
This installation is made of helium filled latex balloons, ribbon, LED lights, lithium batteries and tape. The photos are documentation of the piece over a five hour period. The stars (LED lights) are mapped out to reflect the sky that was over me when I was born: the sky over Morris, Illinois on May 17, 1983. Over the duration of the piece the helium degrades causing the balloons to fall to the floor. After a day the batteries will die and the lights go out, or die. Thereby this piece represents the life cycle (and in particular, my life cycle).
Life and death, life cycle and ephemerality are topics commonly addressed in my work. This brings my work to human scale; which is a reflection of personal, cultural and cosmic entropy as well as the human condition. These ideas are often expressed in the materials (which fade/decay/fall apart) which heavily informs the content of my work. [ more information ]