Temporaries are semi-functional sculptures that offer an alternative to object-based sculptural practice. They are made from a kit of scavenged objects and accumulated scraps of other projects, each changing and morphing in an iterative process. Wood, plastic, metal, electronics, petrified frogs, stones, feathers, porcelain, shotgun shells, sunglasses, model trains and concrete are some of the materials in the kit.
I work on each Temporary intuitively and swiftly, but also tailor it for it’s momentary structure using techniques from traditional joinery, mechanical construction, and hack-job opportunism. I am just as interested in an honest break as I am in a finely rendered joint. They are accumulations of material but represent the action of their construction more than any sort of product, and translate my improvisational practice into presence. I see these creatures as existing on the spectrum between inert and alive.
As the name implies, each Temporary fulfills its role for a period of time, and is then taken apart and returned to the kit. The parts, over time, bearing the marks of the work, offer more and more points of inter-connection to join with other parts in new ways.