Barricade

quarter scale balsa wood police barricadedetail: quarter scale balsa wood police barricade, with green felt casters on bottom of legs

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 marks 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
2013