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Voids 1998-2000

This experimental body of work explored optical phenomenology. How can art deceive optical perception, and for what purpose? Using materials ranging from soot left behind by a welding torch, black flocking, physical holes, and manipulation of light, these works explored deception of perception that enables going beyond 'not seeing' and seeing with the imagination.


1, 2: untitled 1998 (3 boxes with soot, each 6 x 8 x 8; Cooper Union, New York City)

3, 4: untitled 2000 (soot applied on a wall with a welding torch; Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, Vancouver)

5-7: Tehom 2000 (installation of two black squares - one with soot, the other with a wall cut-out; Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, Vancouver)

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