INFINITO is an open invitation to become a participant in an act of artistic co-creation.
Each object is a starting point. You determine the context for the work.
Become the ultimate curator.
Art object | Sculpture | Wearable | Lighting | Art Installation
INFINITO is a body of work that explores the transient nature of perception. All instances in the series highlight the constant flow of reality and the entanglement that exists between the object and the world. Artist and viewer arrive at the work with their own interpretations, projecting their own desires, assumptions, prejudices, aversions, and preferences. INFINITO works are not concerned with categorization or fixed definitions; rather, INFINITO plays upon the transitory nature of human experience and the notion of the impermanent state of matter, inviting the viewer to explore the work through an experience rooted in the context of the now. INFINITO challenges perception as it generates a sense of intrigue or wonder, stimulates ambiguity or defies preconceived notions.
As the name implies, each INFINITO art object contains multiple manifestations. Interacting with the work, whether one is exploring its movement on the body or within a given space, begins to reveal a variety of possibilities, including sculptural and functional applications.
The INFINITO Story
INFINITO arose out of my ongoing interest in transforming simple geometries into complex forms and volumes. By folding and creasing the material in a curved pattern, the piece begins to bends onto itself. Based on a mysterious geometric algorithm, this folding creates a sensual contour that rises-and-falls in endlessly undulating volumes. This phenomenon, located at the intersection of art, mathematics and engineering, has caught the attention of people such as Joseph Albers, the art theorist and educator; and leading scientists in Computational Origami, including Dr. Robert Lang, Dr. David Huffman (University of California), and Erik Demaine (MIT). As an artist, it certainly captured my interest, and continues to spark my curiosity.
Working with metal woven wire mesh presents a particular set of circumstances for my own exploration of the form. The INFINITO series is my ongongoing investigation into the many possibilities that can develop from a single art object. Mainly using stainless steel, bronze, and brass (left in their natural states, or with a flame patina finish), each piece is conceived and handmade individually. Lighting greatly affects the works, bringing out the beautiful iridescent quality of the mesh.