SELECTED WORK

Disorders Of Magnitude

2009         9' high 5' wide 16' deep

material: found objects used in measuring time and space,
stainless steel cable, steel, wood
site: McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC
photographs by Ben Premeaux
temporary installation

Over the course of a three-month residency at the McColl Center for Visual Art the artist created an unconventional portrait of Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976), the physicist best known for his Uncertainty Principle.

The sculpture's components are instruments used in the measurement of time and space, albeit on levels wholly inadequate to Heisenberg's field of quantum mechanics.

While the composition appears to be random, the suspended elements coalesce into a likeness of the scientist when viewed from a single, unique perspective (the anamorphic phenomenon).

Biographical subtext aside, Disorders of Magnitude is a metaphor for the elusiveness of knowing oneself or others.

 SELECTED WORK

E Pluribus
Cedar Rapids, IA

Scope
Tulsa, OK

Heart and Mind
Klamath Falls, OR

Fourteenth Way
Lincoln, MA

Fata Morgana
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Convergence
Denver, CO

Human Nature
Boston, MA

Signal
Piscataway, NJ

Blue Lines
Fort Worth, TX

Pattern Recognition
Phoenix, AZ

Prospect
Anchorage, AK

Latitude
Hartford,CT

Landing
Sea-Tac, WA

Persistence of Vision
Charlotte, NC

Exquisite Corpse
St. Paul, MN

Jurisprudents
St. Louis, IL

Perspective
Dallas, TX

Rabble
Raleigh, NC

Genius
Brooklyn, NY

Ghostwriter
Evanston, IL

Rara Avis
Chicago, IL

Impulse
Philadelphia, PA

Portrait of Neal
Private Collection

St. Sebastian
Boston, MA

Stevie Ray Vaughan Memorial
Austin, TX

Arthur Fiedler Memorial
Boston, MA

Evert
Boston, MA

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