site specific installation, wall and floors removed through placing dots of hot glue on a wall and then prying them off with a metal spatula, over and over
During the removal I found things inside the wall including:
the phrase: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change”,
a drawing of yellow dandelions,
a reflection of myself. Someone had put aluminum foil into the wall which created a reflective surface.
I tore at the wall. The unit of removal was precise, uniform, and immediate, but my mark making with the unit was disorderly and erratic and each individual mark grew into an immensity of time. Imagining the wall as a skin, each removal formed part of a swarm and an exposed wound. The experience was meant to sublimate against the walls, but, through the rigor of the process, my hands blistered and, sometimes, bled.
I recall when I boiled a pot of hot glue and accidentally spilt it on my leg and hand and then had to remove that. The wall became a mirror, not only in my imagination, but in actuality.
Calming meditative actions grew obsessive and furthered anxiety. What is the line between obsession and meditation? What is nest or hostile?
After my first year at RISD ended, I had to change studios and clean up my space. That change required me to remove my artwork, which required a complete transformation of the architecture of the room. I peeled all the paint from the walls in skins and also cut drywall out from the wall....