This door was once apart of a trailer that resided on SAW property, at first I was using it as an easel when Nick Squadere ( friend and fellow painter) said " why not paint the door!". This brought back to mind my unaccomplished goal of creating something that blurred the line between painting and sculpture. With this spark I conceptualized the idea of making this door function in opposition to its intended purpose and giving it a striking appearance. This gave birth to Ostium; a sculpture, a painting, that grows out the ground giving to the viewer a portal for their imagination to jump through.
From Earth We Come
Reflecting on the fact that I essentially "dug my own grave" I was inspired to turn the excavated clay into a workable material that became a 20 piece installation depicting the ever present reality that all humans regardless of perceived differences come from the earth and will ultimately return to it.