© 2015

Sand Box


beach detritus on birch boxes
33” x 102”
(63 boxes 5” x 5” x 1.5”, 4 boxes 12” x 12” x 1.5”)

“Sand box” is a term used by designers and engineers for workshopping an idea. In this piece, the tropes of visual culture are “sand boxed” using detritus culled from a small northern California beach. Plaids, spirals, sound waves, golden sections, Stonehenge, Sol Lewitt, Jay DeFeo, Tara Donavan, Donal Judd, Lee Bontecou and others are part of the parlance in this playful reflection on visual culture.