No Place Left Untouched
time-based site-specific earthwork, Oakwilde Ranch & Sculpture Park, CA, 2010-12
In 2009, I began a new body of work entitled Tornado Series. Beginning with a group of sketches and oil paintings, and now moving into sculpture, the Tornado manifests as an iconic supernatural force. This cyclonic form began to emerge in early bodies of my work as a sign or premonition of Mother Nature’s tools of correction – a counter balance to humanity drive to manipulate and control the planet. Now it rages freely – and while still sickly in our stomachs – as a beautiful entity. Part reliquary and part investigation of the breakdown of our society and belief systems, No Place Left Untouched is as curious to California as earthquakes and tsunamis are to Ohio.