Why Installation ?
Installation Art, the experiential art form
Installation Art is a fun and demanding art form to wrestle with. It is incredibly difficult to capture with a photograph and even harder to describe with words. I favor its flexibility and that it can adapt to the changes required for each project's material and concept.
Installations are site-specific and time-sensitive. I have the options to build installations in stable interior environments or outside in the elements. The scale varies, the weather varies, and the process to transform the space and material also varies, for every project.
It is elusive. I like that Installation Art is experiential and not consumable. I value and respect the unique experience it provides for its viewer.
Unlike object focused two-dimensional painting on a wall to see, or a three-dimensional sculpture to walk around, installation art is experiential and multi-dimensional. It presents a unique interaction in the context of real time and space. Viewers experience this sensually, mindfully, and phenomenologically. The action of moving through space in time is creating a unique body memory. Installation Art lends opportunity to imagine, to wonder, to discover connections, and to inspire personal meaning for the viewer. A viewer's response to the experience is as unique art itself.
Themes of nature and physics, spirit and poetry, playfulness and imagination inform my expression through Installation Art. I am indebted to this art form. I have generated Installation Art for twenty five years. It remains inexhaustible. My gift as a creative person is to create opportunities that ignite this spark.