|a crop, 2002, plastics, acrylics, cellulose, LEDs
79 x 46 x 19 inches
|a crop deals solely with background. The viewer gropes through a pitch-black space to encounter a semi-illuminated landscape of snow-covered trees. Eliminating the protagonist, the artist focuses on an overlooked aspect of vision, the scene behind the action, that which our mind crops out. A closer look reveals that what you see is not always real. The silent black mountain is built from household mixing bowls.
--from ArtScene review Oct, 2002
|This work is titled a crop. The title actively participates in the lexicon of landscape architecture, but serve only as a point of departure for work which considers both physical and mental landscapes, as well as the boundlessness of individual experience.|
What kind of crop is this? The pouched enlargement of the gullet of a bird; a grown and harvested plant (an apple crop); a batch produced during a particular cycle (current crop of films); a collection (a crop of lies); the stock or handle of a whip; or even perhaps a close cut of hair. Or does it refer to the removal of parts (crop a hedge) (crop a dog's ears); harvesting (crop trout); trimming (crop a photograph); causing land to bear a crop (planned to crop another 40 acres); or possibly to appear unexpectedly or casually (problems crop up daily)?