Architectural Optics, near Ucross, Wyoming – 2007
This optical installation piece used a bedroom in an abandoned ranch house in the sparse hills of north-central Wyoming. Somewhat like the walls dissolving into a jungle in Where the Wild Things Are, this piece made the old plaster and woodwork of the room into a kind of canvas on which a varied fantastic and dreamlike landscape paints itself. It uses the natural optical projection of a detailed, objectively represented image to expand the narrative possibilities of a space. The specific qualities of the cracked plaster, the dry hills, the active sky and the old woodwork makes for more than the sum of its parts.
Thanks to the Ucross Foundation