The Rabbit Hole: Bellevue Arts Mueum Biennial, 2016

Exhibition Statement

This group of objects is about sight, more specifically about what happens when things go awry. Like entering a rabbit hole, working within the one-inch-sphere of the eyeball can lead to unexpected places. Fixing one structure may have a collateral effect on others that ultimately upsets the delicate machinery of sight.


I built these pieces to be informational and emotive talismans.

Losing vision has been an unsettling experience to say the least, but researching and understanding the science and architecture that accompanies it has made the “new normal” palatable.


For those who recognize or resonate with something here I offer this work as a token of community and as a means of reconciliation. I hope that these comrades, along with those who’ve never personally entered the rabbit hole, will also find value in understanding.


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