Rendered at 1⁄4 scale in balsa wood, Barricade is too slight to hold anything back but too large to assimilate into a “model” scene. Hung on the wall in a gesture that might further distance it from any imagined function, the piece still encourages a viewer to keep their distance, performing a kind of material drag. The work marksa a division between one strategy of representation and another, shifting away from spectacular hyper-visibility to a charged absence.
balsa wood, felt
4’ w x 2’ h x 2’ d