Unseen Forces

sculpture, shallow-relief, wall painting

Airports, offices, malls, high schools: metal detectors are everywhere. There’s something both wonderful and awful about these dumb, clunky devices, situated in such highly fraught but also totally mundane environments, in situations where masses must be processed and moved on efficiently and undramatically.

In the installation, two walk-thru metal detectors function as portals/thresholds into more otherworldly environments. The “landscapes” on each of the four gallery walls have four specific points of reference (public school, Eden, touristed islands, shopping mall).