The piece Mirage is comprised of three porcelain pieces, a writing cabinet, a chest of drawers, and a tall display cabinet. Stripped of their color mass and contents, the pieces loosely define the forms and domestic environments they are referencing. Delicate wavering clay slabs frame vacant internal spaces, as well as the void around the forms, creating an atmosphere of fragility, reverence and questionable stability.
My earlier furniture objects and installations were informed by genre paintings from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries– works that identify the life of an interior space. Through controlled use of color and light the painters of those images describe the atmosphere as well as the identity of the space.