1999 Territories of Desire
Territories Of Desire 1999
Wood, charcoal, steel, gypsum, pigment, light
The mythological leprechaun figure is juxtaposed with historical 17th century maps, computer hardware and charred felled logs as a means to reinvent a modern day tale. As a symbol this form is often characterized as a benign element that decorates a garden narrative, the historical significance lost among the flowering landscape. The intent was to combine a collection of elements that broadens the context for interpretation and reinstates to a degree the changing symbol. This assemblage of objects forms a myriad of connections between things, time and place. Olfactory sensory elements such as the charred and blackened log on steel rollers, reminiscent of logging history, brings a sense of real experience to the installation.