Burn project involved taking the models I had made in my studio and walking with them through the streets of Philly. We set each on fire in a different location, and documented what happened.
I am conscious of working in a realm where the ideas of presence and embodiment are entangled with those of absence and loss. Paradoxically we do not see a space or a condition of life in all of its fullness until we depart from it or it changes. One danger in dealing with these themes is that of entering into the realm of nostalgia. Work surrounding the idea of home and memory risks becoming too sweet or benign, and thus losing its potential power. As a result it is important in my practice to keep hold of the play between presence and absence, to retain the darker side of connection that has to do with breaking bonds and imagining loss.