2010, lead crystal, African mahogany, cast iron, DVD single channel video.
In most of my work, I create barriers to conventional viewing of the video image. The most interesting thing, for me, about using video as an element in sculpture, is to challenge the way in which we normally interact with a video image, and draw attention to the viewing process. This piece has all the elements of a conventional television set, the box, the screen, and the sound. Here, I created a filter through which we see an image of the setting sun over the ocean. A sight many of us have seen perhaps thousands of times, each one unique, this isolates the event as it happened in real time, captured, for now, on “television.”