Sandbag Soliloquy (2019)

Designed as a re-mounting of fiber elements used for "The Sun is Still Four Hours from Rising" in Santa Ana, CA in 2018, this streamlined installation is headed for Lisbon, Portugal this summer as part of the exhibition "Loss and Lucidity" curated by Diana Ali.

Materials: Solar dye, pencil, and house paint on denim

Total dimensions: 11" x 37"


These pieces developed from a moment on a walk home at dawn in my former home of New Orleans.  I stumbled on a glow of pink light reflecting from submerged sandbags in the flooding city.  

These pieces meditate on the beauty and ache of that small scene, on the gratitude and grief in considering a lovely thing we know we cannot keep.

My candle burns at both ends

It will not last the night

But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—

It gives a lovely light!

(1920, Edna St. Vincent Millay)