Artomatic 2012, Arlington, Virginia
Ruminate is an introspective meditation on the search for a path forward. Surrounded by the overwhelming presence of strangers and in the midst of the associated sensory chaos, the artist will attempt to establish a private connection with his creative consciousness. With his head totally enveloped in a layer of wet porcelain he has become sealed within his own imagination. Inside this vulnerable place of self-inflicted confinement, there is a brief and fleeting chance for him to find his creative center before the clay begins to solidify and peel away. As the clay dries, allowing the artist’s eyes and ears to again experience sensations, the world outside slowly begins to merge with his improvised reality.