Untitled Ann Arbor Installation 2007

This is a collaborative piece made with Thom Bohnert. The framed pieces are the result of a series of haphazard occurrences set in motion by the deflation of a number of large white balloons. The frames filled with about an inch of liquid white latex paint lay horizontally in rows under a structure of wood lathe wedged between a window and a wall of balloons. As the balloons lost air, the sticks fell, dropping groups of small clay toy-like objects that had been balanced on the wood. Over several weeks, the paint hardened, trapping the clay pieces in random patterns. As the paint continued to dry and crack, the compositions took on more complexity. The framed works, which were later hung on the wall, record the random activity that created them. 

The wall pieces are in the collections of the artists and in private collections.