March 25-28, 2020
Opening Reception: March 27th, 6-8pm
"Never Enough," 2019, glass tube, argon gas, mercury, electricity, 28" x 36" x 44"
"Love Like a Sunset," 2019, glass tube, neon gas, electricity, found materials, 4" x 11" x 30"
I make work because I never want to die. I never want life to stop. Maybe that’s why I have a hard time “finishing” things—once something is finished, it’s stopped. And like I said, I don’t want to stop.
My best friend stopped at eighteen years old. He chose to stop. I was the only person he chose to say goodbye to.
(T)His goodbye was one-sided. I didn’t know until afterward. I didn’t get to say it to him.
My life before this, now a distant dream, stopped in the moment I received his goodbye.
My work represents my deprived goodbye to my best friend. It is a gentle, but sometimes desperate, attempt to revive the distant dream that died with him. It is a poignant retelling of an intangible history, and narration of a nonexistent present and future.