Continuum is the fourth site-specific collaborative installation that I created with Jennifer Caine for the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center at the University of Indianapolis in February of 2016.
Children stack blocks to create towers, imaginary structures, and spaces to navigate. In Continuum, we transform the gallery into a space of imaginative visual play. The piece is comprised of thirteen 36” wood cubes stacked and grouped in the gallery. Each cube is wrapped in black roofing paper, rich in color and texture. For this piece we draw on our knowledge of color, light, and surface from our backgrounds as painters to construct an immersive environment out of commonplace materials. The accumulation of hand painted tick marks and cuts are a record of time and labor – essential elements of the creative process. The interaction between these elements creates a sense of play and visual mystery, inviting the viewer to move through the space and experience it in a fresh way.