Revolution is a Circle

Jack Hanley Gallery NYC, 2012

In pop culture “revolution” is seen as a change to existing conditions, yet in mechanical terms it means to rotate and end up where you started. The literal definition at first seems less provocative but upon closer examination, proves to hold more capacity for multiplicity and contrast. Things are always moving and yet staying the same. We cannot alter the substance of life we can only transform it. In this sense we are like ants shifting around the matter of the earth.

There is a duplicity in the process of making art that seems necessary as I think art fails as soon as it succeeds. It is like the notion that faith carries the seed of it’s own doubt. I want to make work that acknowledges this opening and yet also shows evidence of the compulsion to create. Making “new” things which admit their history.