Part 1: Wooden panel, corrugated cardboard
Part 2: Claybord panel, electrical tape
Part 1: Wooden panel with canvas surface, acrylic, felt
Part 2: Claybord panel, foam
Part 1: Claybord panel, archival artist tape, acrylic
Part 2: Wooden panel, cotton string
Part 3: Claybord panel, felt, foam
Dealing first and foremost with the problem of “fitting”, Equivalents series uses fragments of different materials – all offcuts from my previous works – and situates them on top of variously sized wooden panels in a rather dysfunctional way. Pieces of electrical tape, corrugated cardboard, fabric and foam inhabiting these planes seem either too small to cover the surface completely, leaving edges and margins of the panels exposed, or else the pieces are too big so that parts of them hang over the edges or stick out beyond the confines of the base on which they are placed. As in much of my work to date across various forms, these pieces again draw our attention to the edges and margins – making a problem of both the base / ground, and of the pieces placed there to occupy it.
In these wall-based works, items are clustered in pairs or threes, and seem to play a particular game of mimicry across the parts, as individual elements of each cluster appear as versions or distorted mirror iterations of each other.