STRING-NAIL

In 2015, I began to use nails, string, and pages from deconstructed vintage photo albums and scrapbooks to reference the worlds of architecture and construction and bridge two-dimensional and three-dimensional space. Mapping out ‘ghost’ building sites with string, I investigate visibility and invisibility, presence and absence; the string’s weightlessness creates perceptual volume while suggesting the fragility of construction. The nail operates as a grounding, and both a starting and end point.

String-Nail 41_1
2015
vintage paper, nails, string
75"x132"
String-Nail 41_2
2015
vintage paper, nails, string
75"x132"
String-Nail 41_3
2015
vintage paper, nails, string
75"x132"
String-Nail Chevron I
2015
vintage paper, nails, string
50"x55"
String-Nail Chevron II
2015
vintage paper, nails, string
50"x55"
String-Nail Chevron III
2015
vintage paper, nails, string
50"x55"
String-Nail Chevron IV
2015
vintage paper, nails, string
50"x55"
String-Nail 3x4 I
2015
vintage paper, nails, string
35"x60"
String-Nail 3x4 II
2015
vintage paper, nails, string
35"x60"
String-Nail 2x3–4 to 2
2015
vintage paper, nails, string
50"x55"
Zurich String-Nail I
2014
vintage paper, nails, string
50"x55"
Zurich String-Nail II
2014
vintage paper, nails, string
50"x55"
String-Nail Five Triangles
2014
vintage paper, nails, string
23"x31"
String-Nail Five Triangles, 2014 (installation shot)
2014
vintage paper, nails, string
23"x31"
String-Nail File + Square
2015
vintage file cards, nails, string
25"x30"
Albestrasse, 16 + Kant Strasse, 30
2014
vintage paper, nails, string made using archive architctural floor plans of the former Berlin residences of Lyonel Feininger and Else Ury
40"x75"
String-Nail Drawing I
2014
vintage paper, nails, string
38"x51"
String-Nail Drawing II
2014
vintage paper, nails, string
38"x51"