ON LINE
An installation on Oakwilde Ranch made from rope, jute, resin, wood, steel, and telephone receiver
120' long

On Line is a site-specific installation mostly made of rope, burlap, and resin. The overhead power line structure component came to me while driving through the California Delta. I am struck by the incidental beauty of these structures, utilitarian yet majestic, carrying swooping lines across expanses of landscape.

This installation focuses on a primal artistic element, line. Sometimes rope is also referred to as "line." Here, rope makes a connection between technological modes of human communication and the capacity of art as a communicator of ideas. Since a tree is the source, we are brought full circle back to a question: Why am I conversing with an oak tree?

2016