1973 - 1977
These very early constructivist collage works made out of pure corrugated cardboard, represent fledgling attempts to link my affinity for hard-edged geometry with a growing interest in cinematic sequencing and physical representations of the motion picture filmstrip. Other works of this period are heavily influenced by painters like Mondrian and Malevich. Clean lines. Lucid thinking. Compositions that aspire to a delicate asymmetrical balance. A kind of meditative elegance.
Just a year later, my relationship to cardboard as a material began to change, and I began looking for pieces of cardboard anywhere I could find them (which is everywhere) – searching for varieties of color, text, context, and the myriad other graphic markings that define the commercial packaging and transportation culture from which they derive. This change of direction would culminate with CINE-MATRIX (1978).