Beyond the Ground and the Sky

Meandering Border (Rio Grande) 1, Steel, 20″ x 30″

The sculptures in the show are positive and negative drawing in space about migration, travel and movement. 

Migration is a continuing theme in my work. Meandering Border (Rio Grande)1 was inspired by my research trip to the US/Mexican border in Texas. The line of the border map is cut into rusty steel using a welding torch as a drawing tool.

A border is an imaginary line that separates people and cultures. The Rio Grande is such an imaginary but a consequential line for much of the border in Texas. I was struck by the absurdity of the meandering border that causes the US and Mexico to dip and flow in and out of each other.