shado(w)ing

I encountered this peculiar bug one day while sitting on my back porch. As I was watching it, I began to consider the fact that I had been exploring the movement of hinged opening only on a horizontal plane. I wondered what would happen if I changed the axis and froze the action. So much of my work has maintained some form of motion. I welcomed this challenge to make a piece that does not move but rather describes a single moment in time.

video of bug wing movement

shado(w)ing, 2012

shado(w)ing, 2012

porcelain 6 x 3 x 28" installation view at University Gallery, La Crosse, WI

shado(w)ing

shado(w)ing

alternate view